Félicien Kabuga

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Félicien Kabuga
Born (1935-07-19) 19 July 1935 (age 86)
Spouse(s)Josephine Mukazitoni
Criminal charge11 counts involving genocide
(by Rwanda), 5 counts
(by ICTR)[1]
Date apprehended
16 May 2020

Félicien Kabuga (born 19 July 1935)[2] is a Rwandan businessman. He is accused of participating in the Rwandan genocide.[3] He was born in Muniga, Ruanda-Urundi.

On 29 August 1998, the prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Carla Del Ponte, indicted Kabuga. In the amended indictment, Kabuga was charged with conspiracy to commit genocide, genocide and extermination as a crime against humanity.[1] He shortly went into hiding as a fugitive.[4]

Kabuga, aged 84, was captured in Asnières-sur-Seine, near Paris, France, on 16 May 2020 after 26 years as a fugitive.[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Amended Indictment Case No. ICTR-98-44B-I; The Prosecutor against Félicien Kabuga, 1 October 2004: [1] PDF 17 March 2011 - Amended Indictment
  2. "Enquête sur le financement du génocide au Rwanda : Félicien Kabuga, le grand argentier des massacres". Le Monde (in French). 12 March 2019.
  3. "Top 10 Most Wanted Criminals in the World 2018". Improb. 2017-12-18. Retrieved 2019-11-21.
  4. "How hit squad killed man who laid trap for Kabuga". Daily Nation. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  5. "IRMCT Press release". Archived from the original on 2020-05-17.
  6. Rwanda's Most-Wanted Fugitive, Félicien Kabuga, Arrested For War Crimes