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Rwandan President Paul Kagame speaks at this week's commemoration ceremony in Kigali's Amohoro stadium
11/04/2014 - France - Rwanda

France arrests Rwandan genocide suspect again

French police have arrested a Rwandan genocide suspect despite a previous ruling that he could not be extradited.

Monday's commemoration of the 1994 genocide
10/04/2014 - France - Rwanda

French court refuses to extradite Rwanda genocide suspect

A French court has refused to extradite a Rwandan accused of killing 349 people during the country's 1994 genocide in the week that the country commemorates the killings and its president renews ...

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev with Russia's Vladimir Putin
09/04/2014 - France - Kazkhstan

French court blocks Kazakh oligarch's extradition

A French court has blocked the extradition of exiled Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, who was arrested at his French Riviera villa in July.

The international arrest warrant for Innocent Musabyimana
26/02/2014 - France - Rwanda

Top French court blocks extradition of Rwandan genocide suspects

France's highest court has ruled against the extradition of three Rwandans wanted in Kigali for their alleged role in anti-Tutsi genocide in 1994.

Ablyazov's wife, Alma Shalabayeva (R), and daughter, Madina, in Rome last month on their return after being expelled due to the fraud accusations
09/01/2014 - France - Kazakhstan - Russia - Ukraine

French court okays extradition of Kazakh oligarch Ablyazov

A French court has given the go-ahead for the extraditon of Kazakh banker and former minister Mukhtar Ablyazov, who claims he is being hounded by Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev for ...

Dissident Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, 26 January 2008 file photo.
13/12/2013 - France-Kazakhstan

France to extradite Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov

France's public prosecutors are to  recommend the extradition of Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, who was arrested in a spectacular raid on his riviera villa in July, it was announced on ...

Benin's President Thomas Yayi Boni
24/10/2013 - France - Benin

French court puts off Benin Talon extradition request

A French appeals court has postponed a ruling on an extradition request from Benin, which wants to try businessman Patrice Talon

Beninese businessman Patrice Talon, accused of plotting the murder of President
18/09/2013 - France - Benin

France considers extradition over alleged plot to poison Benin president

A French court was due to consider on Wednesday a request to extradite a Beninese businessman accused of plotting to poison President Thomas Boni Yayi.

Mukhtar Ablyazov
23/08/2013 - France - Kazakhstan - Ukraine

Kazakh oligarch Ablyazov remains in French jail 'for own safety'

A French court has ruled that Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov must stay in detention until his extradition hearing in September on the grounds that he might be in danger outside jail.

Mukhtar Ablyazov's daughter Madina (L), her husband Elias (2ndL) and lawyer Bruno Rebstock at a hearing in August
22/08/2013 - France - Kazakhstan - Russia

French court to decide on freeing Kazakh dissident banker Ablyazov

A French judge was set to rule on whether to release a Kazakh banker from jail on Thursday ahead of an extradition hearing in September. Russia has asked for Mukhtar Ablyazov's extradition