Wednesday, Feb 6, 2008, 2:31 pm
As Violence Erupts In Chad and Kenya, Possible Justice In Rwanda
A judge in Spain has issued international arrest warrants for 40 Rwandan soldiers accused of mass killings following the 1994 genocide.
Judge Fernando Andreu also indicted them for the murder of nine Spanish citizens, including six missionaries.
He said he had evidence implicating Rwanda's current President Paul Kagame, who has immunity from prosecution.
Under Spanish law, a court can prosecute human rights crimes even if the alleged offences took place abroad.
Read the whole story here.
Also, for anyone interested in other underreported crises in Africa, don't miss the book, From Bloodshed To Hope In Burundi, by former U.S. ambassador Robert Krueger and his wife Elizabeth Krueger.
Jarrett Dapier is a former assistant publisher at In These Times. Previous work for ITT includes interviews with playwright Christopher Shinn and Fugazi guitarist, Ian Mackaye. He currently works with teens at the Evanston Public Library where he runs a recycled drumming program and directs stage adaptations of young adult literature. He lives in Evanston, IL.