Belgian court to rule on Rwandans

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A court in Belgium is to decide whether to proceed with the prosecution of two Rwandan generals in a case which has sparked a diplomatic row.

The two are accused of involvement in shooting down the plane carrying the Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana, which triggered the 1994 genocide.

Rwanda has set up its own commission of inquiry into its charges that France backed the militias who slaughtered some 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

Rwanda has convinced other African countries not to implement the indictment and the African Union has asked for the charges to be dropped.

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