Suspect of Rwandan genocide arrested near Paris

Félicien Kabuga, an important suspect of the Rwandan genocide who was still a fugitive, has been arrested near the French capital Paris.

The public prosecutor general announced it. Felicien Kabuga is a Rwandan businessman and was one of the prime suspects in the Rwandan Genocide that killed over 800,000 residents.

Mr. Kabuga is a Rwandan businessman who is considered to be the financier of the 1994 genocide.

“He lived under a false identity in an apartment in Asnières-sur-Seine,” said the prosecutor. The businessman is now 84 years old.

Félicien Kabuga
©U.S. Department of State – Félicien Kabuga

Following the assassination of Rwandan Hutu President Juvénal Habyarimana on April 6, 1994, over 800,000 Rwandans were killed in the following months.

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It mainly concerned Tutsis and moderate Hutus.


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