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Vol 49 No 24

Published 28th November 2008


Rwanda

Shooting down a president

Fourteen years after the murder of the two Presidents which triggered the genocide, France’s case against the nine accused looks very thin

Rose Kabuye’s French lawyers think the case against her is profoundly flawed. She was extradited to France following her arrest by German police at Frankfurt airport on 9 November. Kabuye, formerly a lieutenant colonel in the Rwandan People’s Army (RPA), serves as Chief of Protocol in the Rwandan Presidency. Her trip to Germany was in preparation for an official visit by President Paul Kagame, but she was not using the diplomatic passport she is entitled to.

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