BERLIN (Reuters) - Two Rwandan men suspected of war crimes in Democratic Republic Congo have been arrested by German police, the federal prosecutors office said Tuesday.
Ignace Murwanashyaka, 46, was arrested in Karlsruhe and his deputy Straton Musoni, 48, near Stuttgart, prosecutors said in a statement.
They said the pair were suspected of crimes against humanity and war crimes as leaders of the FDLR -- Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, a Rwanda rebel group on Congo soil with links to the Hutu extremists behind the 1994 genocide of their Tutsi compatriots.
The prosecutors said Muranashyaka has been the president of FDLR since 2001. Musoni has been the vice president since 2005. They are suspected of being behind crimes against humanity on civilians in Congo from January 2008 and July 2009.
The prosecutors said German investigators had been gathering evidence for the last year.
(Reporting by Erik Kirschbaum; editing by Matthew Jones)