The Hague District Court decided on 23 May 2019 that the extradition of Venant R. to Rwanda is permissible. Rwandan authorities suspect R. of having been involved in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
In 1994, Venant R. was regional director of ISAR Rubona, an agricultural institute outside the southern city of Butare, in Rwanda. When in April 1994 the killing and raping of Tutsis began, more than a thousand Tutsi men, women and children fled to the ISAR Rubona terrain. The Rwandan Authorities suspect R. to have led Rwandan militaries and militias to ISAR Rubona, who then killed the Tutsi refugees. The International Crime Unit of the Dutch National Police arrested R. in March 2019.
Venant R. has appealed the Court's decision, which can be consulted here.