Rwanda: Suspected genocide financier Félicien Kabuga transferred to The Hague

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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 Rwandan genocide, on a wanted poster at the Genocide Fugitive Tracking Unit office in Kigali, Rwanda. /AFP
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AT Reporter

Felicien Kabuga, suspected of financing the 1994 Rwandan genocide, has been transferred 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 International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals said in a statement.

Kabuga was indicted by the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in 1997 on seven counts, including genocide.

Among other things, it accused him in its indictment of having arranged the shipments of “an impressive number of machetes and other weapons to the Interahamwe militia, which were used in the massacres.

During his years on the run, Kabuga spent time in Germany, Belgium, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya and Switzerland.

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