UN High Commissioner for Human Rights hails the arrest of Rwandan genocide escapee Felicien Kabuga

The arrest of the 1994 Rwandan genocide escapee Felicien Kabuga from an apartment in a suburb of the French capital Paris on May 16 has been welcomed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.

Felicien Kabuga who is one of the prime accused of financing the Rwandan genocide had been on the run for more than two decades and his arrest has been welcomed by international communities promoting peace and justice. The Rwandan genocide of 1994 has claimed millions of lives.

In a statement released on May 19, Bachelet said that the arrest of Kabuga, a Hutu businessman, highlighted the “long reach of international criminal accountability”.

Michelle Bachelet said, “No one committing international crimes should think that the passage of time means they can evade justice and will never be held to account”.

He added, “Finally, and by no means least, I would like to pay tribute to the many victims of the Rwandan Genocide who have long waited to see Kabuga, and the seven other people indicted on similar charges who are still at large, answer in court for the extremely grave charges against them.”

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