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Rwanda Genocide Suspect Sent to The Hague

The United Nations war crimes tribunal for Rwanda has ordered the transfer of a top genocide suspect to The Hague for security reasons.

The prosecutor for the Tanzania-based court requested the transfer as part of a voluntary surrender agreement with Michael Bagaragaza, the former head of Rwanda's tea industry regulator.

Mr. Bagaragaza turned himself in earlier this week, and has since pleaded guilty to three charges linked to the genocide. Prosecutors say he ordered subordinates at the tea agency to kill hundreds of ethnic Tutsis and to supply Hutu militiamen with arms in the 1994 slaughter.

Extremists killed an estimated 800,000 Tutsis and Hutu sympathizers.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters.