KIGALI, Rwanda – An official says two Rwandan men accused of participating in the 1994 genocide against Tutsis have arrived in Kigali, Rwanda, following their extradition from the Netherlands.
The suspects — Jean-Claude Iyamuremye, 40, and Jean Baptiste Mugimba, 57 — were handed over Saturday 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 are 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 follows a Dutch court decision that rejected their appeals that they could face torture if they were forced to return to Kigali. Both suspects have maintained their innocence.