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US News The alleged Rwandan genocidaire Félicien Kabuga imprisoned in The Hague

09:30  27 october  2020
09:30  27 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Felicien Kabuga , suspected of financing the 1994 Rwandan genocide, has been moved from France to The Hague to stand trial on charges of genocide, a UN tribunal said Monday. "His initial appearance will be held in due course before a judge of the trial chamber assigned to his case," the United Nations

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Une affiche recherchée représentant une photographie de Félicien Kabuga. © REUTERS / Benoit Tessier A wanted poster representing a photograph of Félicien Kabuga.

Arrested in mid-May after 26 years on the run, the Rwandan businessman faces seven counts of genocide and crimes against humanity. At the end of September, the Court of Cassation validated the arrest warrant issued against him and ordered his transfer to the Mechanism, a UN body responsible for the latest cases of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), which closed its doors in 2014. The Mechanism has two branches, one in Tanzania and the other in the Netherlands. Upon his arrival in Scheveningen prison, he was placed in quarantine.

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Felicien Kabuga , suspected of financing the 1994 Rwandan genocide, has been transferred from France to The Hague to stand trial on charges of Issued on: 26/10/2020 - 15:51. The date of arrest and a red cross are written on the face of Félicien Kabuga , one of the last key suspects in the 1994

Felicien Kabuga , who is suspected of financing the 1994 Rwandan genocide and evaded arrest for over 22 years is one step closer to facing justice. On Monday, he was moved from France to the Hague to stand trial. "His initial appearance will be held in due course before a judge of the trial chamber

With our correspondent in The Hague, Stéphanie Maupas

Félicien Kabuga is spending his first night in Scheveningen prison this Monday evening, October 26th. The Rwandan businessman is expected to remain confined for ten days before he can meet his new neighbors: the former political and military leaders of the Bosnian Serbs, Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic, on trial by the Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Also around ten days before his first appearance, in which he will have to say whether or not he pleads guilty to genocide and crimes against humanity.

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Félicien Kabuga should have joined the Arusha branch, where the tribunal for Rwanda sat for a long time. But at the defense request, supported by the prosecutor, a judge ruled that he would stop in The Hague first for medical examinations. To decide whether or not the octogenarian is fit to join Arusha despite his health problems. What if the Covid-19 pandemic allows it.

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Rwandan genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga was in custody in The Hague on Monday after his transfer from France following a United Nations court order. Kabuga , who was on the run for 22 years until his arrest in France in May, will soon be brought before a judge, the United Nations tribunal said

After 26 years on the run, Rwandan genocide suspect, Félicien Kabuga , was arrested in a Parisian suburb on May 16. The hunt began a year ago during a meeting in The Hague under the auspices of the IRMCT # Rwanda : With the confirmed death of the alleged genocidaire Augustin Bizimana

The judge did not indicate the duration of Félicien Kabuga's Dutch stopover. The trial itself will not be opened for several months, the time for the prosecutor to review a file that has been dormant since 2011. In recent weeks, Serge Brammertz has reconstituted his teams and resumed investigations. Former boss and founder of the National Defense Fund, Félicien Kabuga will notably have to answer for his role in supplying the interahamwe militias

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