Rwandan official agrees to extradition to France

Other News Materials 10 November 2008 17:29 (UTC +04:00)

A senior Rwandan official, Rose Kabuye, 47, who has been detained in Germany, has agreed to her extradition to France on murder and terrorism charges, a Frankfurt justice official said Monday.

Kabuye is chief of protocol to Rwandan President Paul Kagame and a leader of the Rwandan Patriotic Front. She was detained on Sunday when she arrived at the German city's airport, reported dpa.

At a first hearing, she agreed to a fast-track extradition, German public prosecutor Hildegard Becker-Toussaint said in Frankfurt.

Kabuye was being held in a women's prison in Frankfurt.

Rwandan authorities summoned the German ambassador in Kigali to protest immediately after her arrest.