French judges arrive in Rwanda to investigate wheelchair genocide suspect Pascal Simbikangwa
Kigali – Two French judges arrived in Rwanda on May 8 for two weeks to investigate the alleged responsibility of former army officer Captain Pascal Simbikangwa in the 1994 genocide. This has been announced by the Rwandan prosecutor general’s spokesman Augustin Nkusi.
Captain Simbikangwa, restricted to a wheelchair, was in 1994 head of military intelligence at the Office of the President. Rwanda accuses him of drawing up lists of Tutsis to be killed and participating in killings in Kigali.
He was arrested in 2008 in the French overseas territory of Mayotte in connection with forged documents and was then identified as being wanted by Interpol for his alleged involvement in the genocide.
He was indicted in 2009, and placed in detention in France following a complaint filed by a French association called “collective of the civil parties for Rwanda”.