Rwandan Genocide Suspect, Félicien Kabuga, Wins Appeal To Be Tried In Europ

An international court has agreed that a prominent Rwandan genocide suspect, Félicien Kabuga, be moved to the Netherlands for the next stage of the legal process against him.

Lawyers for the 85-year-old had argued that sending him to the UN tribunal in Tanzania posed too great a risk to his health.

Mr Kabuga was detained by French police near Paris in May, 26 years after the genocide in Rwanda.

Prosecutors say he funded and incited the Hutu militia who killed an estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

He has dismissed the allegations as lies.

Kabuga was arrested from his home outside Paris after 26 years on the run. He has lived under a false name throughout the time.

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He outwitted prosecutors of the Rwandan genocide tribunal for more than two-and-a-half decades by using 28 aliases and powerful connections across two continents to evade capture.

Kabuga, born in 1933 or 1935, was a wealthy businessman at the time of the atrocities in which more than 800,000 people were killed.

An indictment from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) alleged that he chaired a notorious radio station that helped orchestrate the genocide against the Tutsi ethnic minority.


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