Rwandan Genocide Suspect Kabuga Pleads Not Guilty Before UN Court

Félicien Kabuga appeared, for the first time, before the UN court in The Netherlands, on November 11, where he was informed of his rights, before hearing all the charges brought against him. Lawyer, Emmanuel Altit, asked the court to consider his client's "non-response as a plea of not guilty". Prosecutors are still investigating Kabuga's genocide related case and they need at least six more months to gather more evidence. He is charged with genocide, complicity in genocide, direct and public incitement to commit genocide, attempt to commit genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, and extermination and persecution as crimes against humanity, all committed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi which left as many as 800,000 Tutsi men, women, and children dead.

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