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Belgian Priest Accused of Inciting Rwandan Genocide Arrives in Brussels

A Belgian priest charged in Rwanda for helping to incite the 1994 genocide has been handed over to authorities in Brussels.

The Reverend Guy Theunis arrived in his home country Sunday after the Rwandan government agreed to his extradition. The Belgian foreign minister, Karel De Gucht, told local media Sunday that it is now up to Belgian judicial authorities to decide whether to prosecute.

The Rwandan government arrested the priest on charges he had reprinted in his own publication, Dialogue, articles that had promoted killing.

Reverend Theunis, who worked in Rwanda as a missionary from 1970 until 1994, has denied the charges.

In 1994, Hutu extremists in Rwanda killed an estimated 800,000 minority Tutsis and politically moderate Hutus.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.