26 Jun 2015

Rwandan spy chief General Karenzi granted bail

Rwanda’s intelligence chief has been granted bail by a London court – after he refused consent to his extradition to Spain over alleged war crimes.

General Karenzi Karake is accused of presiding over massacres in the wake of the 1994 genocide – as well as ordering the deaths of three Spanish aid workers.

Rwanda’s government denounced his arrest by the Metropolitan police – calling it an “outrage” – while thousands of protestors rallied outside the British High Commission in Kigali.

Our international editor Lindsey Hilsum reports from Westminster Magistrates Court

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