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Rwanda Issues International Arrest Warrant For Genocide Suspect


Rwanda has issued an international arrest warrant for a genocide suspect believed to be a living as a refugee in Britain.

A senior Rwandan justice official said Friday that Charles Munyaneza is suspected of instigating and carrying out killings in southern Rwanda during the 1994 genocide.

The court issued the warrant just days after a London-based human rights group, African Rights, said Munyaneza in 2002 obtained refugee status in Britain under a false name.

The group said it has detailed evidence of Munyaneza's involvement in killings that took place in areas he controlled as mayor of the Kinyamakara district, south of Kigali.

Rwanda does not have an extradition treaty with Britain, but its ambassador is asking London to return Munyaneza to face trial.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.