Thursday, July 10, 2008
Germany: U.N. Employee Accused of Role in Rwanda
A former United Nations employee accused of killing some of his colleagues and others during the genocide in Rwanda in 1994 has been arrested in Frankfurt, and the German authorities are considering his extradition to Rwanda, a prosecutor said Wednesday. The suspect, Callixte Mbarushimana, was arrested Monday at the Frankfurt airport as he tried to board a plane for St. Petersburg, Russia, according to the prosecutor, Volkmar Kallenbach. Mr. Mbarushimana, a 44-year-old Rwandan Hutu, has been accused in Rwanda of genocide and crimes against humanity, Mr. Kallenbach said. He added that Mr. Mbarushimana disputes the charges.