An ex-police chief from Rwanda was detained in South Africa for the 1994 massacre


On August 16, 2020, the former chief of Rwandan police, Augustin Ndindiliyimana, was arrested in South Africa. He is accused of being involved in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi minority in his home country. Ndindiliyimana is wanted for multiple counts of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes, all committed during the genocide period between April and July of 1994.

If convicted, he faces 25 year imprisonment. Ndindiliyimana has denied all accusations of involvement in genocide crimes. This arrest is part of Rwanda’s effort to find and prosecute all those involved in the genocide, a campaign that has seen many perpetrators apprehended in different countries to face justice.