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5 men investigated by UK police over Rwanda genocide

Photograph: The Sentinal Project

Five men are being investigated by UK police over allegations of involvement in the Rwandan genocide, The Guardian reports. 

Scotland Yard said on Monday they had received a referral from authorities in Rwanda last year, which led to British officers travelling there to aid the investigation. 

“As a result, we have subsequently commenced an investigation, which will initially involve a review of all the documentation transferred from Rwanda. Given the complexities involved, this is expected to be a protracted and lengthy process,” a police spokesperson said.

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The recent case comes as Rwanda marked the 25th anniversary of the brutal genocide which took place in 1994 that saw over 800,000 mainly Tutsi Rwandans murdered.