DRC nabs leader of Rwanda genocide-linked rebel group
Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have arrested a senior leader of a rebel group linked to the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
Yesterday Reuters reported that General Leopold Mujyambere, chief of staff of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, was arrested earlier this week in the eastern city of Goma during a routine police stop.
Lambert Mende, a DRC state spokesperson, told Reuters that Mujyambere was recognised by some of the security officials who were manning the roadblock where the rebel leader was captured.
“Mujyambere has been transferred to the capital Kinshasa, where the military justice system will decide whether to try him in Congo or extradite him to his native Rwanda,” Mende said.
AFP reported that Mujyambere is the second Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda boss to be arrested, following the capture, in March, of Ladislas Ntaganzwa.
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