Rwanda, German tough on arresting genocide fugitives
The Vice President of the Federal Criminal Police of German, Prof. Stock Jurgen has said that police forces around world should strengthen their cooperation by sharing information on genocide fugitives in order to be brought to Justice.
Prof. Stock Jurgen the remarks while visiting Rwandan Police forces as part efforts to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the Rwanda and German security forces.
Jurgen says that there is close cooperation between German and Rwandan security and justice system, and this has reaped fruits in which the former has taken action to arrest some of the Rwandan Genocide fugitives.
In this regard Jurgen stated there should no room for criminals, who commit offences in one country and hide in another.
The Germany government and police in particular has been supporting Rwanda National in various policing fields, including training, forensics, supporting female peacekeepers and financed the construction of the Peace Support Operation training centre at the Police Training School in Gishari, for pre-deployment purposes.
He pledged support and commended Rwanda National Police for the strides taken in the last 13 years of existence and for being a professional force that gained confidence from those it’s mandated to serve.
“We are impressed by the level of security on streets, homes. We are interested to learn the community policing approach; it’s an example of fighting crimes like domestic violence. It is a successful story here in Rwanda and it should be embraced by other forces,”
During his three day visit Jurgen also visited the Kigali Forensic Laboratory (KFL), the anti-GBV block and Isange One-Stop Centre, a medical wing situated at the police hospital to offer free-medical, psychological and legal services to GBV victims.
The Inspector General of Police, Emmanuel K. Gasana said that the German Federal Police has helped Rwanda in it’s for its efforts to arrest Genocide fugitives and members of the DRC-based terrorist group-FDLR and the this cooperation is set to boom in the future.
Today, genocide suspects- Onesphore Rwabukombe, a former mayor of Muvumba Commune, and the leaders of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) Ignace Murwanashyaka, the president, and his deputy Straton Musonera; are on trial in German for the genocide crimes committed in Rwanda.