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France arrests priest accused of involvement in Rwandan genocide

French authorities have arrested a Rwandan priest on suspicion of committing crimes against humanity during the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

The 61 year old man was arrested in Trappes, northern France, executing an international arrest warrant issued by Rwanda’s prosecutor.

It is claimed the individual, an ethnic Hutu, was involved in the killing of up to 1,000 university students after pointing them out to men armed with machetes. He is also accused of personally interrogating and tracking down ethnic Tutsis.

However, it is unclear whether he will be extradited to Rwanda or face trial in France.