The government in the Democratic Republic of Congo said on Monday it had extradited two leaders of the Rwanda Hutu FDLR rebels to Rwanda, as part of a legal agreement, AFP reports.
“These two people were subject to arrest warrants, wanted by the legal authorities in their country,” said government spokesperson Lambert Mende.
“We extradited them as part of a judicial co-operation agreement between the DRC and Rwanda,” he added.
One of the two men extradited was Bazeye Fils La Forge, spokesman for the Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR).
In mid-December, the Congolese authorities confirmed an announcement by the Rwandan authorities that they had arrested the two leaders in DRC.
The FDLR, founded in 2000, has been fighting in eastern DRC for decades.
The authorities in Kigali say the group’s leaders took part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide in which some 800 000 people, mainly minority Tutsis, were slaughtered by the military and by Hutu militias.
FDRL preparing to attack Rwanda from DRC.
The DR Congo online magazine, Actualite.cd, reports that FDLR( Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda) movement is preparing to attack Rwanda from DRC, that authorities are seeking MONUSCO support
According to the same magazine, DR Congo Defense Minister Crispin Atama Atabe says that rebels are preparing to attack Rwanda from Congolese territory. The attack would be planned from South Kivu by Rwandan dissident general Kayumba Nyamwasa.
It should be remembered that Malawi, accused by Rwanda of shielding the genocide suspects, has extradited a genocide suspect, Vincent Murekezi to Rwanda.
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