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GENOCIDE TRIAL OF EX-RWANDAN GENDARME BEGINS IN FRANCE.

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A former Rwandan military policeman has gone on trial in France, where he lived under an assumed identity for many years, for alleged crimes committed during the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

Philippe Hategekimana obtained refugee status in France and then French nationality under the name Philippe Manier.

Hategekimana is accused of actively participating in the killing of hundreds of ethnic Tutsis while working as a senior gendarme in Nyanza, a town in the south of the country.

He had worked as a university security guard in France and fled to Cameroon in 2017 when he heard a complaint had been filed against him.

He was arrested in Yaoundé and extradited to France the following year.

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