One of the world’s most wanted fugitives Félicien Kabuga, who is alleged to have been a leading figure in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda – was arrested in Paris by French authorities.Pic: Photo Courtesy
Félicien Kabuga: Rwanda genocide suspect arrested in France
Félicien Kabuga, one of the most wanted suspects in the Rwandan genocide, has been arrested near Paris, the French justice ministry has announced.
- He has been on the run for years since being indicted for his role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide that claimed more than 800,000 lives.
- The United States had offered a reward of $5m (£4.1m) for information leading to Mr Kabuga’s arrest.
Mr Kabuga was detained by gendarmes in Asnières-Sur-Seine, where he had been living under a false identity.
Twenty six years on the run, until today. Félicien #Kabuga – one of the world’s most wanted fugitives who is alleged to have been a leading figure in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda- arrested in Paris by French authorities. pic.twitter.com/DZ5wsWMnvY
— Saddique Shaban (@SaddiqueShaban) May 16, 2020
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda has charged the 84-year-old with genocide and crimes against humanity.
He is alleged to have been the main financier of the ethnic Hutu extremists who slaughtered 800,000 people in 1994.
They were targeting members of the minority Tutsi community, as well as their political opponents.
The United States had offered a reward of $5m (£4.1m) for information leading to Mr Kabuga’s arrest.