Indicted Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga appears before French court

Indicted Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga appears before French court
French lawyer Laurent Bayon, who defends Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, talks to journalists after the initial extradition hearing for Felicien Kabuga at the Paris courthouse, France, May 20, 2020. (Reuters)
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Updated 20 May 2020

Indicted Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga appears before French court

Indicted Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga appears before French court
  • Felicien Kabuga made his first appearance in public in more than two decades
  • The court is to decide whether to transfer him for trial to a UN war crimes tribunal

PARIS: Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, indicted in his absence on charges of bankrolling ethnic militias that massacred some 800,000 people in 1994, was brought before a French court on Wednesday.
In his first appearance in public in more than two decades, the octogenarian was brought into the courtroom in a wheelchair, dressed in jeans and a blue jumper and wearing a face mask.
He spoke to confirm his identity.
Kabuga was arrested on Saturday in a Paris suburb and the court is to decide whether to transfer him for trial to a UN war crimes tribunal.