Rwandan Genocide Suspect Kabuga Arrives in The Hague For Trial

Felicien Kabuga, suspected of having helped to finance the 1994 Rwandan genocide, has been moved from France to The Hague to stand trial on charges of genocide, a UN tribunal has said. The tribunal is handling outstanding war crimes cases for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. Kabuga, once one of Rwanda's richest men, will face seven criminal charges, including committing genocide and crimes against humanity. He was first indicted by the former UN tribunals for war crimes in Rwanda in November 1997. Initially, the French Court of Appeal ruled that Kabuga be transferred to Arusha. The 87-year-old evaded arrest for more than two decades, living on the outskirts of Paris under a false name. He was finally arrested in the French capital in May 2020.

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

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