Rwanda intelligence chief Karenzi Karake Freed on Bail

Rwanda’s intelligence chief Karenzi Karake has been released on bail of £1m ($1.6m) in London.

Gen Karake
Gen Karake

Karenzi Karake was detained at London’s Heathrow Airport on Saturday, in response to a European Arrest Warrant.

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has launched a scathing verbal attack on the UK government after the arrest of his intelligence chief.

Mr Kagame said it was a continuation of “colonialism” and accused the British of “arrogance and contempt”.

Gen Karake is accused of ordering massacres in the wake of the 1994 Rwanda genocide.

After the hearing, Rwanda’s High Commissioner to Britain, Williams Nkurunziza, said: “I’m very happy but I would have been happier if he would have been allowed to return.

“This is the best it gets with this legal system.”


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