Rwandan officials said the transfer shows that the international community is confident that Rwanda’s court system can provide a fair trial.
The Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda approved the transfer of Jean Uwinkindi, a pastor, who arrived in Rwanda Thursday evening.
Uwinkindi was arrested in Uganda in 2010 on genocide-related charges. He allegedly led groups of armed killers against Tutsi civilians during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide.
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Extremist Rwandan Hutus killed more than 500,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus during the genocide.