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APNewsBreak: Sweden expels Rwandan diplomat

Associated Press

STOCKHOLM (AP) – Sources say a Rwandan diplomat has been expelled from Sweden for allegedly spying on Rwandan exiles.

A source close to the Swedish government told The Associated Press the diplomat had engaged in “refugee espionage” and was sent back to Rwanda last week.

Another source familiar with the matter told the AP on Monday the diplomat was Evode Mudaheranwa, the Rwandan embassy’s second-highest-ranking official.

Both spoke on condition of anonymity because it was a sensitive diplomatic matter.

Officials at the Swedish Foreign Ministry and the Rwandan Embassy declined to comment.

Sweden is home to a small community of Rwandans, some of whom run blogs and online newspapers that are critical of Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

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