COPENHAGEN (BBC) — Denmark has extradited a genocide suspect to Rwanda, according to the authorities in the African nation.
Rwandan prosecutors accuse Wenceslas Twagirayezu, 50, of inciting violence during the 1994 genocide.
He is alleged to have led a pro-Hutu militia in the north-west of the country that targeted ethnic Tutsis during the 100-day genocide.
He has lived in Denmark since 2001 and had been fighting against his extradition through the courts.
According to Rwanda’s pro-government New Times, Twagirayezu is the second Rwandan to be extradited from Denmark. The first, Emmanuel Mbarushimana, was sentenced to life in prison in 2017, three years after his extradition.
Rwanda scrapped the death penalty in 2007 in an effort to encourage countries that oppose capital punishment to hand over genocide suspects.