24 Dec 2008

Man arrested in Germany over Rwandan genocide

8:03 am on 24 December 2008

German police have arrested a 51-year-old Rwandan man in Frankfurt who is suspected of involvement in genocide.

The Hutu was mayor of an area in the country's north and suspected of taking part in the mass killings of Tutsis in 1994.

It is the second high-profile detention in Germany in the last two months of an individual linked to the Rwandan genocide.

Last week, a United Nations court handed a life sentence to a former army colonel accused of masterminding the slaughter of 800,000 people in Rwanda in 1994.