KIGALI, RWANDA - Two Rwandan men accused of participating in the 1994 genocide against Tutsis arrived Saturday in Kigali, Rwanda, following their extradition from the Netherlands, a Rwandan official said.
Jean-Claude Iyamuremye, 40, and Jean Baptiste Mugimba, 57, were handed over to Rwandan authorities by Dutch officials at Kigali International Airport.
Richard Muhumuza, Rwanda's prosecutor-general, told The Associated Press in Kigali that the suspects were considered to have played a key role in the Rwandan genocide, in which over 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed by Hutu extremists.
Their extradition followed a Dutch court decision that rejected their appeals; the two had contended that they would face torture if they were forced to return to Kigali. Both suspects have maintained their innocence.