The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has referred to Rwanda the case file of Aloys Ndimbati who is alleged to have played a key in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
Ndimbati is a former Bourgmestre of Gisovu Commune in the former Kibuye Prefecture and is among fugitives still at large. His case is the seventh to be referred to Rwanda.
The Head of the Fugitive Tracking Unit Jean Bosco Siboyintore said they are delighted for this decision which makes it the seventh referral decision in favour of Rwanda, which sets a legal precedent for other jurisdictions to refer to when determining extradition to Rwanda cases of Genocide fugitives.
Previously, several European countries had turned down Rwanda’s request to have Genocide fugitives extradited.