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France Orders Genocide Trial Of Rwandan Doctor


French judges have ordered that a Rwandan doctor, Eugene Rwamucyo, should be put on trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.

Dr Rwamucyo, who is 61 and lives in Belgium, is accused of taking part in atrocities in Butare in southern Rwanda during the 1994 genocide.

Around 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus died in ethnic killings carried out by extremist Hutus.

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Ten years ago, a French court blocked his extradition to Rwanda, where he has already been tried in absentia and sentenced to life in prison.

The doctor’s lawyer told the French news agency that his client rejected the allegations.

Dr Rwamucyo is expected to appeal against the decision, which would delay the trial for a further year.

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