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Rwandan intelligence chief, Karenzi Karake, fights extradition to Spain

Related Member(s):
Aaron Watkins, Mark Summers QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Extradition and Mutual Assistance

Rwandan intelligence chief, Emmanuel Karenzi Karake, was arrested at Heathrow last weekend under an European arrest warrant following a six-day visit to London. He will now fight an extradition request from Spain over allegations of genocide and terrorism. Karake is among 40 people sought on the orders of a Spanish judge in respect of the events that followed the 1991-1994 Rwandan genocide, and by which the RPF government of Rwanda is alleged to be a ‘terrorist organisation’. Karake was granted bail on Thursday pending a full extradition hearing. Mark Summers QC is representing Gen. Karake. Aaron Watkins is representing the Spanish government. For coverage from The Guardian please click here.