BRUSSELS -Belgium will put on trial today the former Rwandan army major it holds responsible for the 1994 murder of 10 Belgian peacekeepers and the Rwandan Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana.
Bernard Ntuyahaga faces 16 counts of murder and three of attempted murder from the early days of the Rwandan genocide.
Judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda dropped genocide and war crimes charges against Ntuyahaga in 1999. After a prolonged extradition attempt, he flew to Belgium in 2004. - Reuters