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Police Arrest 3 Suspects in Rwandan Genocide

July 13, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

European police arrested three men wanted by the United Nations for crimes against humanity during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, including the country's former finance minister and a priest.

In Geneva, U.N. war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte identified the men as Emmanuel Ndindabahizi, a former finance minister arrested in Belgium; Emmanuel Rukundo, a former army chaplain who was taken into custody in Geneva; and Simon Bikindi, a musician and founder of a radio station that incited the killings. He was arrested in the Dutch city of Leiden.

From April to July 1994, government-orchestrated massacres in Rwanda left more than 800,000 people dead, most of them Tutsis or politically moderate Hutus.

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