Arusha, July 2, 2010 (FH) - Pastor Jean-Bosco Uwinkindi, who is charged by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) for his alleged role in the 1994 genocide, was arrested on Wednesday when he entered Uganda from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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"Jean-Bosco Uwikindi was arrested in the territory of Uganda in the afternoon of Wednesday, 30 June 2010. We expect that he will be transferred to the United Nations Detention Facility by the end of this week", Christopher Bongani Majola from the Prosecutor's office told Hirondelle news agency.

"Our tracking efforts are an ongoing activity. For that reason, we expect to arrest the other remaining fugitives at any time", he added.

Jean-Bosco Uwinkindi, born in 1951, hails from Kibuye prefecture (Western Rwanda). He is charged with conspiracy to commit genocide, genocide and extermination as a crime against humanity.

He was the pastor of a Pentecostal church in Bugesera region in 1994. According to the indictment issued in September 2001, he led several attacks against Tutsis who had sought refuge in his own parish of Kayenzi.


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