French court approves transfer of Rwanda genocide financier Felicien Kabuga to UN tribunal

Felicien Kabuga trial7
French Gendarmes wearing protective face masks enter the courtroom before the initial extradition hearing for Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga at the Paris courthouse, France.

A French court on Wednesday approved the transfer of Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga to a United Nations tribunal.

Kabuga has been indicted by U.N. prosecutors for genocide and incitement to commit genocide. He is accused of financing and arming ethnic Hutu militias that massacred 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in 1994.

Kabuga was arrested in a Paris suburb in May, ending a manhunt that lasted more than two decades. He denies the charges.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s