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.