According to Rwanda's Minister for Information, Louise Mushikiwabo, the idea was first mooted by the legislators.
"Rwanda has valid grounds to pursue non-Rwandans who were involved in the 1994 Genocide. This will be done within the confines of international law," she was quoted to have told Rwanda's official newspaper, New Times.
She explained that unlike the recent French and Spanish indictments against Rwandan officials, who, she said, used unverified evidence and "did not even have the courage to inform the concerned parties," the standards of international judicial law would be followed in Rwanda.
She denied it was a tit-for-tat against the French and Spanish indictments, though she referred to them as "unfair and insulting," adding that the matter would be raised at the next African Union Summit scheduled for Egypt.
"The government is keen to see our prosecution put out these indictments so that Rwandans aggrieved by foreigners get relief," the minister underlined.
© Hirondelle News Agency