Rwandan men accused of murdering tourists allowed to move to Australia as part ...

Rwandan men accused of hacking EIGHT tourists to death with axes are now living in Australia as part of secret refugee deal Rwandan men accused of murdering eight tourists are now living in Australia  The bloody attack in the Ugandan rainforest in 1999 saw eight tourists murdered Three Rwandan men were arrested and taken to the US to face the death penalty Their case was dropped in 2006 as their confession was obtained under torture In a secret 'people swap' with the US, Australia accepted them to re-settle In return, the US accepted up to 1250 refugees from Manus Island and Nauru

By Lauren Ferri For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 04:37 BST, 16 May 2019 | Updated: 04:59 BST, 16 May 2019

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Rwandan men accused of murdering eight tourists 20 years ago have recently moved to Australia as part of a secret refugee deal, after they spent years in a detention centre in the United States.

A bloody attack in the Ugandan rainforest in 1999 saw eight tourists killed with machetes and axes, and three Rwandan men were arrested and taken to the US.

However, under a contentious refugee swap negotiated by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and former US President Barack Obama, two of the men were brought to Australia in November.

Under a contentious refugee swap negotiated by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and former US President Barack Obama, two of the men were brought to Australia in November

Under a contentious refugee swap negotiated by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and former US President Barack Obama, two of the men were brought to Australia in November 

Rwandan men accused of murdering eight tourists 20 years ago have recently moved to Australia as part of a secret refugee deal

Rwandan men accused of murdering eight tourists 20 years ago have recently moved to Australia as part of a secret refugee deal

Leonidas Bimenyimana and Gregoire Nyaminani were arrested under terrorism charges and faced the death penalty, US media outlet Politico reported.

However, the case was dropped in 2006 when a US judge found their confession was obtained under torture and they were held in a Virginia immigration detention facility. 

Since their re-settlement in Australia, the men have

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