Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Gregoire Ndahimana arrested in D.R.Congo

A most wanted man, this Ndahimana was. Genocide. 1994. He was the local administrator in Rwanda's Kivumu, during the massacres of Rwandan Tutsi and moderate Hutu. the indictment from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) cites him as responsible for the deaths of at least 2,000 Tutsi. He is now under arrest.
Gregoire Ndahimana was arrested by Congolese soldiers on Sunday during U.N.-backed operations to stamp out Hutu rebel group, the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), in the violence ravaged North Kivu eastern border province.

"He was discovered by our units operating in North Kivu ... He was hiding among the FDLR," Congolese Information Minister Lambert Mende said.
In Nord-Kivu... With the FDLR...

No surprises there. The pleasant surprise is that the Congolese authorities went in and made the arrest *and* are willing to extradite him to custody of the ICTR.

A very good surprise. Bravo.

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