Sweden charges Rwandan genocide suspect

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A file picture dated 24 August 2003 showing a European Union election monitor from Sweden look at some of the 5,000 skulls on display, at a memorial for the 1994 genocide at the Ntarama Catholic Church outside Kigali, Rwanda. On Monday, 07 April 2014 leaders including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will gather in Kigali, Rwanda, to remember the events in 1994, when around 800,000 Rwandans were brutally killed in a three-month campaign by the Hutu-led government against the Tutsi population.

Sweden charges Rwandan genocide suspect


Stockholm. A Swedish Prosecutor charged a man with involvement in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

He is to be trialed on September 16th. In Rwanda,  he was convicted in absentia to to 30 years in prison.

The man is of Hutu origin and has lived in Sweden since 2002. He was naturalized in 2012 and he is believed to be a low level official involved in murder and kidnapping of Tutsis. As a Swedish citizen, he cannot be extradited.

This is not the first time Sweden charges Rwandan nationals for t...


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