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Idelphonse Nizeyimana arrested

Posted on: October 7, 2009

Idelphonse Nizeyimana

The person responsible for most of the genocide that occured in Rwanda in 1994 and that caused the death of 800,000 people was finally arrested last Monday in Uganda. He had been one of the  most wanted people for this massacre, as the head of the secret services of the Habyarimana regime, but nobody had been able to find him in 15 years. He was sent to trial to be processed for crimes against humanity. Apart from organizing the slaughter of 800,000 people, he is accused in particular of the murder of the previous queen of Rwanda, Rosalie Gichanda. The Police found him in the Executive Inn in the neighborhood of Rubaga, where he had been hiding since October 1st. He is supposed to have gotten in the country from the Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC) with fake documentation with the name of Kawogo.
Many of those responsible for the genocide decided to hide in the RDC and regroup in guerrillas, like the Democratic Force for the Liberation of Rwanda. At the moment, the RDC and Rwanda collaborate to put an end to this group, which has been causing trouble for years at both sides of the border.


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