One of the most wanted suspects from the 1994 Rwandan genocide has been
captured and handed over to a U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal.
Idelphonse Nizeyimana was arrested near Uganda's capital of Kampala on Monday.
He was flown on a chartered plane Tuesday to Arusha, Tanzania, where
the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, or ICTR, has its
The tribunal said in a statement Tuesday that Nizeyimana is now at a U.N. detention facility.
Prosecutors accuse Nizeyimana, a former army captain and intelligence
officer, of helping to organize the genocide in Rwanda's Butare
They say soldiers acting under his orders took part in the massacres of
ethnic Tutsis and Hutu moderates. It says he also set up special units
to kill the symbolic queen of Rwanda and Tutsi intellectuals.
He faces charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.