UK court releases General Karake, set to return home
Rwandans have taken up to social media, especially Twitter to celebrate the release of General Emmanuel Karenzi Karake, aka KK; who has reportedly been released.
The release come after the representative of Spanish prosecutor told UK court that he has no basis for extradition.
â€œDelighted! Gen. KK coming home! This was an unnecessary and abusive process…â€ Rwandaâ€™s foreign minister tweeted.
Gen Karenzi Karake was arrested at Heathrow, after travelling to London on “official business”.
In 2008, a Spanish judge indicted him for alleged war crimes along with 39 other current or former high-ranking Rwandan military officials.
Williams Nkurunziza, Rwanda’s High Commissioner to the UK, called the arrest “an insult”.