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Vol 56 No 13

Published 26th June 2015


Rwanda

An accidental arrest

Britain's arrest of Rwandan spy chief General Emmanuel Karenzi Karake on charges of crimes against humanity was either an unavoidable European treaty obligation, a massive bureaucratic foul-up or a deft diplomatic move to voice disapproval of President Paul Kagame's campaign to change the constitution and secure a third term. Such theories were to be tested on 25 June when a London court was to decide whether to extradite him to Spain.

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