French court to extradite Rwandan genocide suspect
A French court in Dijon town has ruled for extradition of Innocent Musabyimana, wanted in Rwanda for the 1994 genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi and crimes against humanity.
Rwanda last year requested France for the extradition of Musabyimana Innocent to face trial in the country where he committed the crimes.
The 40 year old is facing charges of inciting Rwandans to commit genocide, planning the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, murder during the genocide, forming and membership a militant group, and rapes committed in areas of Gisenyi and Ruhengeri during the genocide.
Innocent Musabyimana, a resident of Longvic, near Dijon town in France was arrested in France following an arrest warrant issued by Rwanda.
French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault is expected to sign or not an extradition order to send him to Rwanda to face trial
In the meantime, Rwanda has also intends to file a fresh appeal to the Grand Chamber of European Court of Human Right to have Genocide suspect Sylvere Ahorugeze extradited. The suspect is a former Director of the Rwandan Civil Aviation Authority and Kigali International Airport in 1994. Rwanda accuses him of participating in the killing of hundreds of Tutsis, especially in Gikondo, a Kigali City suburb, in Rwanda.
In October 2011, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that it was in order for Sweden to authorize his extradition, but the decision was challenged at the highest authority, the Grand Chamber, which also decided not to review the case.