Canada deports Genocide suspect Seyoboka


A Canadian federal judge in May 2016 ruled in favour of deporting Seyoboka (pictured) to Rwanda to face trial for suspected crimes committed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. / Courtesy

The National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) Thursday welcomed the decision by Canada to deport to Rwanda a Genocide suspect Henri Jean-Claude Seyoboka.

Seyoboka, who is expected to arrive in the country tonight, will become the second Genocide suspect to be deported by Canada, after Dr. Leon Mugesera who was deported in 2012.

During the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, Seyoboka was a second lieutenant in the genocidal army (Ex-FAR) and lived in the Kiyovu area in Nyarugenge District, according to prosecution.

In a statement, prosecution said that the suspect, man who was born on July 22, 1966, fled the country in 1994 after committing Genocide and crimes against humanity.

He has lived in Canada since 1995 and his role in the Genocide against the Tutsi came to the fore in a trial by the now disbanded International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda when he was interviewed as a witness in a Genocide case.

It is during this time that his military background, which he had not disclosed to Canadian immigration authorities, came to their attention.