- Rwandan president, Paul Kagame has called for imprisonment of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) leader Dr Ignace Murwanashyaka, currently residing in Germany, for allegedly taking part in the infamous 1994 genocide.
Mr Kagame's call follows a new deal struck between Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo last Saturday to dismantle rebel group which has been menace in the Great Lakes.
In a joint communiqué read by president Paul Kagame's envoy to the Great Lakes region, Joseph Mutaboba, two parties observed that root cause of challenges in eastern DR Congo are the ex-FAR Interahamwe.
Statement said FDLR also need to be denied means of making war, indicating that they should be denied cooperation and space to regroup.
Rwanda news agency said United States has also expressed disappointment in Germany authorities for releasing FDLR Secretary general Callixte Mbarushimana, earlier this month.
"We are disappointed that leaders like Mr Mbarushimana and president Murwanashyaka are able to operate with impunity although they continue to support FDLR efforts to evade justice, propagate violence, abuse civilians, and illegally exploit DRC's mineral wealth," State Department had said in a statement.
FDLR leader is one of many Rwandan leaders facing US sanctions and also wanted by Rwandan government for his alleged involvement in genocide that killed over 800, 000 people in 100 days.
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