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Entertainment Rwanda: Three suspected genocidaires arrested in Belgium

15:40  03 october  2020
15:40  03 october  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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The three suspects were confused by "about forty witnesses "

Une affiche de recherche des principaux auteurs du génocide au Rwanda, à Kigali, en mai 2020. © SIMON WOHLFAHRT / AFP A poster looking for the main perpetrators of the genocide in Rwanda, in Kigali, in May 2020. INVESTIGATION - The three suspects were confused by" about forty witnesses "

Three men suspected of having taken part in the Rwandan genocide in 1994 were arrested and charged this week in Belgium , the Belgian federal prosecutor told AFP on Saturday, confirming information from the weekly Le Vif / L'Express. "Two were arrested Tuesday at Brussels and one Wednesday in the province of Hainaut, in two different but very similar cases and all three charged with" serious breaches of humanitarian law "," said Eric Van Duyse, porte - speech of the federal prosecution. One of the three was placed under electronic surveillance, the other two imprisoned.

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Three men suspected of involvement in the 1994 Rwanda genocide have been arrested and charged in Belgium with serious abuse of human rights, the prosecutor's office said Saturday.

Three men suspected of involvement in the 1994 Rwanda genocide have been arrested and charged in Belgium with serious abuse of human rights, the The office gave no details about the three but said their identities had been established with the help of witness testimony collected in Rwanda by a

Without revealing any identity, the spokesperson assured that these suspects had been confused by "about forty witnesses" met in Rwanda as part of the Belgian investigation. "Four letters rogatory" allowed travel to Rwanda, he said. The possible referral of these suspects to a Belgian Assize Court "will be determined ultimately on the basis of the case presented by the investigating judge and the prosecution," according to Eric Van Duyse.

Already several convictions in Belgium

The massacres carried out at the instigation of the extremist Hutu regime in power in Rwanda left around 800,000 dead between April and July 1994, mainly among the Tutsi minority, but also among moderate Hutus, according to the UN . In Belgium, five trials have already taken place since 2001, leading to nine convictions, in connection with the Rwandan genocide.

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Three men suspected of involvement in the Rwanda genocide have been arrested and charged in Belgium , the prosecutor's office said. "Two were arrested Tuesday in Brussels and the third Wednesday in Hainault (province). .. All three have been charged with serious abuse of human rights

Three men suspected of involvement in the 1994 Rwanda genocide have been arrested and charged in Belgium with serious abuse of human rights, the prosecutor's office said Saturday. The office gave no details about the three but said their identities had been established with the help of witness

In 2001, four Rwandans, originally from the Butare region (south), including two Benedictine nuns, accused of having handed over to the Hutu militiamen several thousand refugees in their convent, were sentenced to terms of 12 to 20 years. from prison. Their trial was a world first for national civil justice outside Rwanda. Two Rwandan notables were then convicted in 2005 by Belgian justice, then an ex-major in 2007, and in 2009, a Rwandan, nicknamed the “genocide banker”, was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

In December 2019 in Brussels, Fabien Neretsé, a former senior Rwandan official, was found guilty of the crime of genocide , for the first time in Belgium. His sentence to 25 years in prison became final in May with the rejection of his cassation appeal. The trial of two other suspects, whose cases had been separated from that of Fabien Neretsé, are in preparation.

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