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Félicien Kabuga, the last judgment

In the most judged genocide in history, Félicien Kabuga is playing the last of the big roles: after long being the last of the big fugitives, he is now closing the chapter of the UN tribunal charged with judging those most responsible for the 1994 genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda. But the man who used to have a reputation as the richest in Rwanda is now old, sick and in conflict with his lawyers. His trial, which started in The Hague on September 29, 2022, is moving only slowly, mostly behind closed doors, towards a distant and uncertain conclusion. The former businessman is accused of having financed the Interahamwe, a militia that spearheaded attacks on civilians, and Radio-Télévision Libre des Mille Collines (RTLM), a private radio station that incited murder during the massacres. Kabuga is charged with six counts for genocide, incitement to commit genocide and crimes against humanity.

Kabuga: Last major trial of the Rwandan genocide behind closed doors
Félicien Kabuga’s arrest was announced as a great success and his trial as an important event. But little has been heard about this trial that started on September 29 – for good reason, because the trial of Kabuga, alleged financier of the 1994 Tutsi genocide, is being held mostly behind closed doors.
By Balthazar Nduwayezu, our correspondent in Arusha
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Félicien Kabuga, dans un fauteuil roulant, semble fuir un énorme poste de radio rouge sang, de marque
Illustration : © Elza Montlahuc for JusticeInfo.net