Rwanda welcomes Mbarushimana’s extradition
The National Commission against Genocide (CNLG) has welcomed the decision by the European Court of Human Rights to uphold a decision by the Denmark court to have Emmanuel Mbarushimana, a Rwandan Genocide suspect extradition and tried in Rwanda
Mbarushimana, 51, a teacher by profession was arrested in Denmark in 2010 after spending about 10 years hiding in the Scandinavian country with his wife and four children for about 13 years.
According to a statement from the National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA), says that practical arrangements of his transfer to Rwanda will be made and it is expected to take a few months before Emmanuel Mbarushimana arrives in Rwanda and a press release to that effect shall be communicated.
Mbarushimana is wanted in connection with the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi which claimed at least more than a million people.
He will stand trial on charges of genocide, complicity in genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, crimes against humanity (murder and extermination) and other crimes committed in Rwanda in1994 and specifically forming and leading a criminal group that aimed to kill people in the former Muganza commune, Butare prefecture in the present-day Southern Province.
The suspect Mbarushimana had challenged his extradition appeal filled by the Rwandan government in February 2012, however the Danish Supreme Court finally announced concrete plans of extraditing genocide suspect, after both Rwanda and Denmark agreed to go ahead with processing his transfer to Kigali.
Mbarushimana will be the second Genocide suspect to be sent to Rwanda from Scandinavian countries after Charles Bandora, who was transferred from Norway in May 2013.