Danes to extradite suspect in 1994 Rwanda genocide

Jun 29, 2012, 3:13 PM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – Denmark has decided to extradite to Rwanda a man suspected of being involved in the country’s 1994 genocide.

The Justice Ministry says the man, who was not named under Danish privacy laws, has been living in the Scandinavian country since 2001. The ministry declined to give more details on Friday.

Danish media had earlier identified the man as Emmanuel Mbarushimana, a Rwandan who was granted asylum in Denmark under the false name of Emmanuel Kunda.

They reported that he was suspected of being one of the ringleaders in the 1994 massacre, when more than 500,000 were killed in the genocide by Hutu extremists against the Tutsi minority and Hutu moderates.

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