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JOHANNESBURG | Spain is seeking the extradition on genocide charges of a former Rwandan general who has been targeted in two assassination plots while in exile in South Africa, authorities said Wednesday.
Gen. Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa has been in South Africa since reportedly falling out with Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Gen. Nyamwasa’s wife said Mr. Kagame was behind the shooting of her husband in Johannesburg in June that left him hospitalized with a bullet wound in the stomach. Rwanda's government denies involvement.
State prosecutor Malose Samuel Monene said there was a second plot to kill Gen. Nyamwasa while he was in the hospital. Ten suspects have been arrested in the shooting and the second purported plot. One of the suspects planned to strangle Gen. Nyamwasa with string in the hospital but the attack was never carried out, the Star newspaper reported.
Bombing suspects handed over to Uganda
NAIROBI | A Kenyan rights group and Muslim leaders criticized the government Wednesday for handing over its citizens to Uganda for trial over the July 11 suicide attacks without due extradition process.
Thirteen Kenyans are among 34 people charged in Uganda over the bombings that killed 76 people at two Kampala bar-restaurants packed with soccer fans watching the World Cup final.
Eight of them were arrested in Kenya and transferred to neighboring Uganda to face trial.
Somalia’s al Qaeda-inspired al-Shabab rebels claimed responsibility for the attack.
“It is not that we mind that people are investigating the bombings. Obviously, they need to determine who was responsible for all those deaths,” said Kenyan Human Rights Commission director Muthoni Wanyeki.
“There is a legal extradition process that you can very easily obtain but that was not obtained,” Ms. Wanyeki told reporters.
Muslim leaders also criticized the extraditions after a Muslim rights activist was arrested and charged over the attacks when he traveled to Kampala last week.
“We stand here stating that these security organs are testing the patience of Muslims to the extreme. They are deliberately provoking Kenyans and Muslims into a state of desperation, anguish and anger,” they said in a statement.
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