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Canada extradites genocide suspect ‘Seyoboka’ to Rwanda

Today 17 November 2016, Rwandan prosecutor discloses its gratitude to Canadian justice over their decision of deporting to Rwanda genocide suspect; Seyoboka Henri Jean Claude to face trial for his allegedly complicity role in 1994 genocide against Tutsi.

In May, Canadian federal judge ruled in favor of deporting the former Lieutenant in Rwanda army, Mr Seyoboka to Rwanda to face trial for suspected crimes committed during 1994 in former Kigali province.

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A witness told ICTR that he (Seyoboka) murdered his neighbor and her two children after she refused to have sex with him at a roadblock.

Seyoboka came to Canada in 1995 seeking refugee status and he had been living in Toronto with his family free of any investigations until he was interviewed by the ICTR in 1998.

Seyoboka born in 1966 in Kiyovu sector, Nyarugenge district in Kigali city; The community justice commonly known as ‘Gacaca’ in Nyarugenge; in 2007 sentenced him (Seyoboka) to 19 years jail term while he was not around.

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Rwanda-Canada cooperation especially in deporting genocide suspects has been well. In 2012, the Government of Rwanda welcomed the deportation of Leon Mugesera from Canada; more than 16 years after Rwanda issued a warrant for his arrest on suspicion of inciting genocide through a now infamous speech made in 1992.

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