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Félicien Kabuga, accused of genocide and crime against humanity in Rwanda, appeared before the Paris Court of Appeals investigative chamber

On May 16, 2020, Félicien Kabuga, alleged “financer” of the Rwandan genocide, was arrested in the Paris region. On May 20th, he appeared before the investigating chamber of Paris Court of Appeal and on June 3, the Court authorized his transfer to the UN Mechanism for International Criminal Courts (MTPI), in The Hague or in Arusha. Mr. Kabuga, accused of genocide and crimes against humanity committed between April 6 and July 17, 1994 in the Rwandan region of Kimironko (Kigali), appealed to the Court of Cassation, wishing to “be tried in France”.

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