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UK is denying Rwandans justice claims minister

Rwanda’s Justice Minister claimed the Britain is denying justice for victims of the 1994 genocide by hesitating to take action against fugitives sheltering in the UK.

“For the last 10 years, we’ve been trying to get 3 alleged perpetrators of the Genocide living in UK to stand trial in vain,” said Johnston Busingye, Rwanda’s Minister of Justice.

There are at least five individuals accused of having leading roles in the genocide, which saw the murder of 800,000 Tutsis.

Mr Busingye’s statement comes as members of the UK Conservative Party visited the genocide memorial in Kigali last week, and Prime Minister Theresa May pledged that Britain would not veto UN Security Council action to halt mass atrocities.

“We trust in British justice, we continue to hope that one day these Genocide suspects will come in Rwanda and stand trial,” said Mr Busingye.

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