France sends Rwandan Hutu to world court

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France is transferring exiled Rwandan Hutu rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana to the International Criminal Court to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, prosecutors said Tuesday.

French authorities arrested Mbarushimana last October on a warrant issued by the ICC in September for charges of murders, rape, torture and destruction of property in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2009.

He denies the charges.

Mbarushimana, a former leader of the Rwandan FDLR rebel force, has lived in France as a political refugee since 2002 and has worked as a computer technician.

© 2011 AFP

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