Case of Rwanda Genocide Suspect Kabuga Moves to Arusha Court

Alleged financier of the Rwandan genocide, Félicien Kabuga, will now be extradited to Tanzania to stand trial in a UN court in Arusha. Kabuga, who was arrested in May 2020 after 25 years on the run, had asked to face justice in Paris. He is to be tried on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity for allegedly funnelling money to militia groups, while chairman of the national defence fund. He is also accused of setting up the Interahamwe militia that carried out massacres as well as the Radio-Television Libre des Mille Collines, whose broadcasts incited people to murder. He has denied all the charges. France now has one month to hand Kabuga over to the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, which took over from the UN's International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda when it closed in 2015.

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Pictures of Felicen Kabuga on the U.S. State Department's website about fugitives from justice.

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