Dutch police arrest Rwanda genocide suspect

Police in the Netherlands have arrested a man suspected of having been involved in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

The 71- year-old, a former bank clerk and pharmacy owner from the capital, Kigali, is accused of drawing up a list of Tutsi to be killed.

He is also said to have been involved in other attacks on Tutsi civilians.

Around 800,000 people lost their lives during the 100-day genocide.

Rwanda has requested his extradition. The man claimed asylum in the Netherlands in the year 2000.

The latest arrest comes five months after businessman Félicien Kabuga, accused of financing the genocide, was arrested in a suburb in Paris.

Mr Kabuga described the accusations as “lies” during a court appearance in May.


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