British High Commissioner to Rwanda, Omar Daair, has expressed regrets in the over-delayed means of bringing to books Genocide fugitives who proceed to evade justice in the United Kingdom.
Daair expressed the worries on Wednesday, December 14, whilst briefing global and native media at the present UK-Rwanda family members.
“On the situation with the Genocide suspects in the UK, that is an ongoing police investigation by the Metropolitan Police which is independent of government, so we as the government cant influence the process of it,” he stated.
“And it is taking time, I know that it is frustrating for Rwandans because they want to see them ( fugitives) taken to justice,” he added.
The indicted genocide suspects who’ve discovered protected haven in the United Kingdom come with Vincent Bajinya, Célestin Ugirashebuja, Charles Munyaneza, Emmanuel Nteziryayo and Célestin Mutabaruka.
“What I can say is that the investigations and the collaboration cooperation between the Police and the UK and the authorities in Rwanda has continued this year and has been quite extensive,”
The UK envoy additionally identified that there were a few visits to Rwanda to proceed to assemble the proof essential.
“And the Police want to take time to do that, to make sure that they have the best evidence possible that if a case is raised they have the strongest case possible.”
“I do regret that it is taking a long time but I do know that it is moving behind the scenes and I hope that we will see further movement soon,” Reacted Daair, including that, “It is really a concern for the people here (in Rwanda), and we understand that.”
The envoy’s remarks comes a 12 months after the UK House of Lords introduced the formation of a parliamentary workforce that was once anticipated to foyer the UK executive to convey to justice the fugitives who’re nonetheless roaming in the rustic.
There has now not been an professional announcement on what has been completed thus far, regardless of rising calls via survivors of the Genocide towards the Tutsi to both placed on trial or extradite the fugitives.
They were in the rustic for greater than twenty years.
Author: New Times