Felicien Kabuga (84), who was one of the top fugitives in the 1994 Rwandan genocide was arrested in Paris today.
Kabuga had a £4 million bounty on his head for equipping militias in the the genocide that took the lives of over 800,000 Tutsis as well as Hutus who protected them.
#IRMCT fugitive Félicien Kabuga was arrested today in Paris, France. For further information about the arrest, including Prosecutor Brammertz' statement: https://t.co/dg3fgz84CG pic.twitter.com/I09J6uUQ52— UNIRMCT (@unirmct) May 16, 2020
Prosecutors said that financial documents found after the genocide indicated that Kabuga’s company imported large amounts of machetes into Rwanda.
He has also been accused of establishing the station Radio Television Millie Collines that was used for propaganda against Tutsis.
He will stand trial at the UN mechanism.