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Congo arrests Rwanda genocide fugitive


Ntaganzwa right

Democratic Republic of Congo has arrested a former mayor accused of orchestrating a massacre that killed tens of thousands of people during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, the head of Congo’s military intelligence said on Thursday.

Ladislas Ntaganzwa, who headed the commune of Nyakizu in southeastern Rwanda, was indicted in 1996 by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on charges of genocide and related crimes.

Ntaganzwa is a former mayor who is accused of slaughtering thousands of people and organising mass rapes in 1994.

He is one of nine suspects wanted by the UN.

The others are still at large.

The US had placed a $5m (£3.2m) bounty for his arrest.

The State Department had accused him of being one of the main instigators of the genocide in a district in the southern Butare district of Rwanda.




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