Rwanda genocide suspect arrested News
Rwanda genocide suspect arrested

[JURIST] Interpol [official website] agents on Thursday announced the arrest [press release] of Rwandan genocide suspect, Ladislas Ntaganzwa, who had a USD $5 million bounty [BBC report]. Ntaganzwa, who was indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) [official website] for genocide and crimes against humanity, including rape and sexual violence, was apprehended in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is accused of organizing the massacre of 20,000 people during the Rwandan Genocide. Ntaganzwa was one of nine remaining fugitives indicted by the ICTR for their involvement in the genocide. Eight other fugitives remain at large [ICTR materials].

The ICTR has continued to try suspects in Rwanda and hear appeals for crimes that occurred during the 1994 genocide. In September a court in Toulouse, France, refused extradition requests [JURIST report] for Joseph Habyarimana, a Rwandan man, facing charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. In January two Rwandan police officers were sentenced [JURIST report] to 20 years in jail for the murder of a Transparency International anti-corruption activist. Last July the ICTR unanimously affirmed [JURIST report] a 30-year jail sentence for former army chief Augustin Bizimungu for the role he played in the genocide. In December 2012 the ICTR convicted [JURIST report] former Rwandan minister Augustin Ngirabatware, sentencing him to 35 years in prison on charges of genocide, incitement to commit genocide and rape as a crime against humanity.