Extradition battle over accused colonel

Kigali - A tug of war is developing over the extradition from Cameroon of a colonel in the former Rwandan army who allegedly masterminded the 1994 massacre of at least half a million Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

Police in Cameroon's capital, Yaounde, arrested Col Theoneste Bagosora, a former senior defence ministry official, on Sunday. The Rwandan government asked yesterday for his extradition, but Belgium also wants him for the murder of 10 of their peace-keepers. The government that emerged after the slaughter is eager to try the authors of the genocide plan, but does not have extradition treaties with many of the countries to which they fled, including Cameroon. AP

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