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U.S. extradites Rwandan academic who taught at Md. college to face genocide charges

U.S. extradites Rwandan academic who taught at Md. college to face genocide charges

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A Rwandan academic who is accused of participating in the 1994 genocide arrived in the country on Wednesday following his extradition from the United States.

Leopold Munyakazi, 65, was handed over to Rwandan police by U.S. officials at Kigali International Airport.

Richard Muhumuza, Rwanda's prosecutor-general, said the suspect is considered one of the key ideologues of the genocide, in which over 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed by Hutu extremists.

The Rwandan government issued arrest warrants against Munyakazi in 2006 and 2008 and asked the U.S. to extradite him.

He had been a college professor at the time of the...

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