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Netherlands poised to extradite Rwandan genocide suspect
« on: June 20, 2014, 11:44:43 AM »

Netherlands poised to extradite Rwandan genocide suspect

(THE HAGUE, Netherlands)

The Dutch Supreme Court on Thursday in The Hague, gave its consent for the extradition of Jean-Claude Iyamuremye, a Rwandan genocide suspect residing in Netherlands.

The court noted that the move was remarkable, because it was extraditing for the first time to the African country, as it has no extradition treaty with Rwanda.

The 38-year-old man, Jean-Claude Iyamuremye, who lived in Voorburg, had been in custody since July 9, 2013 after being arrested by the Dutch police.

The suspect believed he would not get a fair trial in Rwanda and therefore went to court in Netherlands.

However, the Supreme Court did not agree and advised that he could find a professional lawyer in Rwanda.

The apex court said that in 2011, the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) revoked the residence permit of Iyamuremye due to serious suspicions of involvement in the massacre of Tutsis.

His appeal against the revocation was dismissed in March 2013 by the court.
The Rwandan government had requested for his arrest, because he was suspected of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture during the Rwanda genocide of 1994, in which hundreds of thousands of people were killed. \