Three Rwandan men suspected of involvement in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi have been arrested in Belgium. Two of the suspects were detained in Brussels and another in the province of Hainault, according to the prosecutor’s office.
The office gave no details about the three but said their identities had been established with the help of witness testimony collected in Rwanda by a Belgian investigation.
“Two were arrested on Tuesday in Brussels and the third on Wednesday in Hainault (province),” said Eric Van Duyse, spokesman for the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office.
“All three have been charged with serious human rights abuses,” the spokesman said, confirming a report in the weekly publication Vif/L’Express.
One of the men has been put under electronic surveillance while the two others are in detention, he said.
Whether the men face trial will be “decided in the end by the dossier compiled by the investigating magistrate and the prosecutor’s office,” Van Duyse said.