France charges suspect over Rwanda genocide


Isaak Kamali, a Rwandan-born naturalized French citizen was prosecuted in France on Thursday in connection with the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

Isaak Kamali, who has been charged with “genocide” and “crimes against humanity” since 2009, has been charged with “genocide” and “crimes against humanity.”

Kamali is accused of “involvement in the Genocide of Tutsis committed in Rwanda in 1994,” according to the prosecutor.

When contacted, the accused lawyer refused to comment.

Kamali, who hails from central Rwanda, was employed at the ministry of transport during the Genocide of Tutsi, between April and July of 1994.

The anti-terrorist prosecutor said that the suspect disputed the charges against him during his first appearance before a French judge.

Kamali was condemned to death, in absentia, by a court in Rwanda in 2003, but this sentenced was later “annulled” due to changes in Rwandan law, according to a French-based victims’ association, the Collective of Civil Plaintiffs for Rwanda (CPCR).

He is still wanted by Rwandan justice but France has so far refused to extradite him. 

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