Genocide suspects can run but they can’t hide

It is Good news that the French police arrested top Genocide fugitive, Eugene Rwamucyo, a few days after he participated in a conference, in Brussels, organized and attended by Genocide deniers from around the world. Rwamucyo, who was dismissed last month from his hospital post in northern France, was arrested by the French Metropolitan Police for his active role in the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Butare, Southern Province.

It is Good news that the French police arrested top Genocide fugitive, Eugene Rwamucyo, a few days after he participated in a conference, in Brussels, organized and attended by Genocide deniers from around the world.

Rwamucyo, who was dismissed last month from his hospital post in northern France, was arrested by the French Metropolitan Police for his active role in the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Butare, Southern Province.

This move has not only been well received by the government but the general public too, who include the survivors of the Genocide. Rwamucyo’s role in the genocide in Butare is well documented.

Rwamucyo’s defenders and those who share his ideology will want to claim that their man is being persecuted. The message by Rwandans especially the survivors is always loud and clear - whoever participated in the genocide must be arraigned before the courts of law and account for their crimes.

The fact that France has apprehended Rwamucyo is a strong sign that genocide criminals, no matter how long it takes, can run but can’t hide. This should also serve as an example to the countries still harboring the genocide suspects, to expedite their arrest and extradition to Rwanda.

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