Rwanda genocide suspect Kabuga arrested in Paris region

Issued on: 16/05/2020 – 12:18Modified: 16/05/2020 – 12:20

Rwandan genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga was arrested on Saturday in the Paris region, the French Justice Ministry said.


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Kabuga, 84, who was living under a false identity in a flat in Asnières-sur-Seine, near Paris, had been pursued by international justice for 25 years, the ministry said in a statement.

French gendarmes arrested him at 0530 GMT on Saturday, the ministry said.

Kabuga is Rwandas most-wanted man, and the United States has put a $5 million (€4.6m) bounty on his head.

A Hutu businessman, he is accused of funding the militias that massacred some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus over a span of 100 days in 1994.

A top UN prosecutor said on Saturday that this arrest showed that suspects would be brought to justice for crimes in the 1994 bloodshed.

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