A Norwegian Court has ruled to have Genocide fugitive, Charles Bandora, extradited to Rwanda to face charges of committing Genocide related atrocities.
Rwanda had applied for his extradition, just as she has done for other suspects of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
After the 1994 Genocide, a number of suspects fled and have since settled in various countries, some taking on new identifies to evade justice.
However, the Rwandan people have relentlessly urged the international community to bring to court the suspects wherever they may be.
Some have been arrested, a few have been tried and others still have pending court cases in various countries around the world.
The UN established, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, in Arusha Tanzania to try the masterminds, but the process has not only been expensive and slow, but has also faced challenges in its mission to arrest the suspects the court was set up to try.
Nevertheless, bringing to justice these suspects is a feat to a certain level. Important to note though, is that if the arrested suspects are extradited, their trials would take place closer to the crime scene and this will not only further enhance justice, but also foster reconciliation.
Rwanda’s justice system has progressed tremendously and there is no doubt that the suspects will get a fair trial and those convicted will serve their time in prisons that have been elevated to international standards.