Rwandan genocide suspect Aloys Ntiwiragabo 'has lived in France for 14 years'

By Théo Englebert

In July Mediapart revealed that Rwandan colonel Aloys Ntiwiragabo, who is suspected of playing an important role in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis, was now living in Orléans in France. Now we can reveal that the former head of Rwandan military intelligence has been living here for at least 14 years. Yet, curiously, paperwork acknowledging his request for political asylum in France was only sent to him in February 2020. The fact that his asylum application has only been made recently raises questions about what Aloys Ntiwiragabo's status had been in the meantime - and whether he had received discreet support. Théo Englebert reports.


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On July 25th 2020 the anti-terrorism prosecution authorities in France opened a preliminary investigation for “crimes against humanity” into Rwandan colonel Aloys Ntiwiragabo after Mediapart revealed that he was living quietly in Orléans, south-west of Paris.