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Friday, May 25, 2012

Rwanda genocide leader arrested in DRC
Cody Harding at 12:00 AM ET

On May 25, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) announced that Rwandan genocide suspect and former Hutu militia leader Bernard Munyagishari had been arrested in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Munyagishari was wanted on charges of genocide and several crimes against humanity for allegedly leading a militia in the mass killings and rapes of Tutsi women. On June 15, 2011, Munyagishari was transferred from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to a UN detention facility in Tanzania. Though still pending, Munyagishiri's trial is part of a recent ICTR strategy to transfer its remaining genocide trials to Rwandan national courts.

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