Nine fugitives sought by Rwanda genocide court

AP News
Posted: Dec 07, 2011 6:39 PM
Nine fugitives sought by Rwanda genocide court

The prosecutor of the U.N. tribunal pursuing key figures in the 1994 Rwanda genocide plans to intensify the hunt for the nine remaining fugitives.

Justice Hassan Jallow is calling for greater cooperation from member states in the Great Lakes region of central Africa where many of the fugitives are located.

He told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that arresting the nine will serve the interests of international justice and regional peace and security.

Serge Brammertz, prosecutor of the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal, said that with the arrests this year of former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic and former Croatian Serb rebel leader Goran Hadzic, all 161 people indicted by the court have been or will be held accountable.