The Rwandan spy chief arrested in the UK over alleged war crimes, Gen Karake, has been granted £1m bail by Westminster magistrates ahead of a full extradition hearing in October.
Gen Karake appeared in court on Thursday wearing a green and yellow jumpsuit. He has been held since Saturday at Belmarsh high security prison in east London.
He had travelled to London to meet the head of MI6, sources have told BBC Newsnight.
Karenzi Karake, 54, the head of Rwanda’s intelligence services, was due to meet Alex Younger on 18 June.
The meeting was, however, cancelled at the last moment, according to sources. The general was arrested two days later.
Lawyers acting for him, including Cherie Booth QC, made it clear they believe the charges against him are politically motivated.
He was arrested at Heathrow airport on Saturday under a European Arrest Warrant on behalf of authorities in Spain.
Gen Karake is accused by Spain of ordering massacres in Rwanda in the wake of the 1994 genocide there.