Tuesday, October 6, 2009
One of the most wanted suspects in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide has been arrested in Uganda. Idelphonse Nizeyimana, former second in command for intelligence and military operations at an officers’ school, was arrested in Kampala, Uganda, yesterday by the National Central Bureau of Interpol in collaboration with the tracking team of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). He was transferred to the court’s detention facility in Arusha, Tanzania. He faces five counts of genocide or complicity in genocide, direct and public incitement to commit genocide, and crimes against humanity, including ordering the execution of former Rwandan Queen Rosalie Gicanda, a symbolic figure for all Tutsis.