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Millionaire Félicien Kabuga, one of the most wanted genocide victims in Rwanda, was arrested in France

May 16, 2020

The French Ministry of Justice reported on Saturday the arrest of the millionaire Félicien Kabuga near Paris, who is considered the main financier of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and one of the most wanted people for these events, which killed around 800,000 people.

84-year-old Kabunga was specifically arrested in Asnieres del Sena, where he lived with a false identity. The Tycoon was ordered by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) to search and capture Interpol, who accused it of genocide and crimes against humanity.

An ethnic Hutu businessman, Kabuga, is accused of funding the militias who massacred some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus over a period of one hundred days in 1994. He also chaired the Radio Televisión Libre de die Thousand Hills (RTLM) Administrative Committee, which is considered the “voice of genocide”.