Rwandan accused of genocide nabbed in South Africa.

Written by on May 26, 2023

One of four remaining fugitives from the 1994 Rwandan genocide has been captured.


Fulgence Kayishema who was arrested in South Africa is expected to face trial in Rwanda.

The former police inspector was charged in 2001 over an incident during which more than 2,000 Tutsi men, women and children were killed inside a Catholic church where they had sought refuge.

According to the indictment, Kayishema directly participated in the planning and execution of a massacre of refugees hiding at the Nyange church in Kivumu, Kibuye prefecture, on 15 April 1994.

It says Kayishema, born in 1961, and others tried to burn the church down with the refugees inside.

When this failed, they bulldozed it, killing and burying all those hiding there in mass graves.

The Tanzania-based ICTR sentenced more than 60 ringleaders of the genocide, including three over the Notre Dame de la Visitation church massacre.



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