An international arrest warrant has been issued by Rwanda for a top former Rwandan military official, Aloys Ntiwiragabo who is under investigation in France over his role in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide that claimed 800,000 people.
Prosecutor-general Aimable Havugiyaremye told a press conference on Tuesday, “We have issued an international arrest warrant against Aloys Ntiwiragabo, the genocide suspect. We have investigated his case and we are working with the French unit in charge of combating war crimes and crimes against humanity.”
France opened a probe into alleged crimes against humanity by Ntiwiragabo after he was found in the suburbs of the city of Orleans, south-west of Paris.
Ntiwiragabo was identified by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and tracked down by French investigative news site Mediapart.
Neither the ICTR, Interpol, France nor Rwanda were actively seeking him now and had dropped arrest warrants year ago.
Information on his whereabouts came barely two months after another suspected genocide architect, Felicien Kabuga was arrest just outside Paris.