July 8, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On July 8, 2005, Canadian Justice Minister Irwin Cotler stated that Rwandan war crimes suspect Leon Mugesera would not be extradited unless Canada received binding promises that he would not face the death penalty if convicted. A month earlier, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that Mugesera must ...[read more]
February 3, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
War crimes suspect Leon Mugesera was charged with genocide planning, incitement and distribution of arms Thursday in a Kigali court in Rwanda. He was deported from Canada to Rwanda nine days ago, following a 16-year battle in the Canadian court system in which Mugesera attempted to stay in Canada. ...[read more]
January 24, 2012
by Hillary Stemple
The Canadian government on Monday deported Rwandan war crimes suspect Leon Mugesera, after a Quebec Superior Court judge ruled that the court did not have jurisdiction to rule on immigration cases. Mugesera, who has been fighting deportation from Canada since 1995, is a former Rwandan politician ...[read more]
August 31, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Rwandan prosecutors have called for Canada to extradite five suspects in the 1994 Rwanda genocide, according to Friday media reports. The five, who all appear on Rwanda's most-wanted list and whom Rwandan officials described as masterminds of the genocide, are accused of planning an... ...[read more]
July 8, 2005
by David Shucosky
Despite a Supreme Court of Canada order that Rwandan Leon Mugesera should be deported amidst accusations of inciting genocide in his home country, Canadian Justice Minister Irwin Cotler said Friday that Mugesera will not be extradited unless Canada receives binding promises that he would not face ...[read more]
June 28, 2005
by Tom Henry
The Supreme Court of Canada Tuesday ruled unanimously that Rwandan Leon Mugesera, accused of inciting genocide, must be deported from Canada. In 1992 Mugesera gave a speech in Rwanda encouraging Hutus to kill Tutsis, a speech the Supreme Court of Canada concluded could be reasonably viewed as a ...[read more]

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