Rwandans Welcome Arrest of Genocide Suspect Joseph Mugenzi

The Dutch police's international crimes team has arrested a 71-year-old genocide suspect whom reports say is Joseph Mugenzi. The suspect who claimed to be a former bank clerk and a pharmacy owner in Kigali in 1994, was arrested on October 28, the Dutch public prosecution service has said. Rwanda has requested his extradition for crimes committed against the Tutsi people in the 1994 Genocide. Mugenzi was tried and convicted in absentia, by a Gacaca court in Rwanda. He has been living in the Netherlands since 2000, and was the president of FDU-Inkingi, an unregistered political group that is known to openly deny the Genocide. He is the father of René Mugenzi, who was recently sentenced to 27 months in prison in the UK, for stealing money from a church.


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