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Rwandan genocide mastermind Bernard Munyagishari arrested after 17 years


Thousands of Rwandan refugees waited to get food at the Mugunga camp near Goma, eastern Zaire, in 1994. (Javier Bauluz/AP)

Just a few weeks after Osama bin Laden’s capture — 10 years in the making — accused Bosnian Serb war criminal Ratko Mladic was arrested in Serbia on Thursday, 16 years after his arrest warrant.

Hours later, news breaks that after 17 years of searching for Bernard Munyagishari, a former Hutu militia leader, authorities say he has been captured in Congo. The U.K.’s Guardian newspaper reported that Munyagishari is wanted on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity for his role in the killings of over 800,000 Rwandans between April and June 1994.

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