Rwanda had requested France in December 2009 to extradite former Rwandan president's widow on grounds of seven counts of genocide.
Appearing before the Parisian court in a green boubou, Agathe Habyarimana declared: "I would like the French judiciary to take care of my case so you could see, Mrs. President, that I am a victim of Rwandan government lies".
According to Rwanda, Agathe Habyarimana allegedly participated to preparatory meetings to commit genocide; called upon Hutus to eliminate Tutsis; gave someone order to kill a Tutsi; incited to massacres in Mutura and helped to plan the genocide.
However, the French Prosecutor explained that the extradition request was "approximative" and that there were no "precise facts" in the description of the charges. He added that he could not find any "legal ground to justify such charges in Rwanda" and concluded by giving an "unfavorable recommendation" to the extradition request.
Agathe Habyarimana's lawyer Philippe Meilhac insisted that his client has never been charged by the International Justice.
The Appeals court decision is expected on September 28.
© Hirondelle News Agency