Rwandan suspect being handed to France

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- German prosecutors say a top Rwandan official will be handed Wednesday to France, which sought her in connection with the assassination that sparked the African nation's 1994 genocide.

Rose Kabuye was detained in Frankfurt in connection with the attack on the plane carrying Rwanda's then-president.

Hutu extremists accused Tutsi rebels led by Paul Kagame -- now Rwanda's president -- of shooting down the plane and launched the ethnic killings. The rebels said Hutus carried out the assassination as a pretext.

Kagame's government claims France armed the Hutu militias and government troops who led the genocide.

Kabuye is Kagame's chief of protocol. French authorities allege she housed Tutsi commandos blamed for downing the plane. She denies involvement.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 34586754 -
Gray Television, Inc.