The Secretary-General of the United Nations welcomes the arrest of a key fugitive of the Rwandan genocide

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the arrest in South Africa of Fulgens Kaishima, one of the most-wanted suspects in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda, a UN spokesperson said.

According to the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, Kaishima, who has been at large since 2001, was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Paarl, South Africa, in a joint operation.

Xinhua quoted St├ęphane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, as saying that Guterres praised the cooperation between the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals and the South African authorities for Kaishima’s arrest.

In 2001, Kaishima was indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda for Rwanda with multiple counts of genocide, complicity in genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, and crimes against humanity for murder and other crimes committed in the town of Kivumu, Kibuye Prefecture, during the genocide.

Dujarric said Kaishima’s arrest “sends a powerful message” that those who allegedly committed such crimes cannot escape justice and will eventually be held accountable, even after more than a quarter of a century.

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