Rwanda FDLR rebels Murwanashyaka and Musoni face trial in Germany

Yesterday two Rwandan Hutu leaders faced trial in Stuttgart accused of masterminding atrocities in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from Germany, in the first trial of its kind.

Murwanashyaka (47) has lived 20 years in Germany. He studied in the western city of Bonn.

Ignace Murwanashyaka, conduct of a Democratic Forces for a Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), and his emissary Straton Musoni, face 26 depends of crimes opposite humanity and 39 of war crimes. They are indicted of grouping militias to dedicate mass murder and rape between Jan 2008 and a date of their detain in Germany in Nov 2009. The box is a initial to be brought underneath a new German law that allows a charge of foreigners for crimes allegedly committed outward Germany.

A third suspect, Callixte Mbarushimana, who had been vital in France, has been extradited to face hearing during a International Criminal Court (ICC) .

Read the BBC article (03.05.2011)

Source: BBC.CO.UK, News.UK4net

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