Rwanda genocide suspect to be tried at UN tribunal, orders French Court

Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga case has been handed over to a United Nations tribunal for trial by a French court on June 3. Felicien Kabuga has been charged with indicted for genocide and incitement to commit genocide.

Felicien Kabuga was arrested in the month of May, nearly after two decades of search operation. He denies all charges put against him.

U.N. prosecutors accuse Felicien Kabuga of financing and arming ethnic Hutu militias that killed 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in Rwanda during a 100-day period in 1994.

Kabuga lawyers say he would not receive a fair trial at the tribunal, which is based in The Hague and in Arusha, Tanzania. His lawyers have also cited his ill-health as an excuse for him not be transferred to the African country, particularly during a dangerous pandemic.

The Court has rejected the plea and said that his health was “not incompatible” with a transfer. Kabuga is currently lodged in a Paris prison.

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