Africa’s Most Wanted Fugitive Kabuga Arrested in France Proving Rwanda Genocide Claims against France Right
Félicien Kabuga, one of the world’s most wanted fugitives who is alleged to have been a leading figure in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, has been arrested in Paris, France. They found Kabuga living in France under a false identity.
Kabuga was responsible for founding and funding the notorious Radio station (RTLM), a Rwandan broadcaster that actively encouraged people to search out and kill anyone who was from the Tutsi ethnic group.
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda had charged the 84-year-old with genocide and crimes against humanity. He was responsible for targeting members of the minority Tutsi community, as well as their political opponents.
Little was done by the international community to stop the genocide in Rwanda. The UN and Belgium had forces in Rwanda but did nothing to stop the killings. The Belgians and most UN peacekeepers pulled out afterward.
Rwanda later Accused France of Complicity in 1994 Genocide. Rwanda alleged that French military forces trained their Rwandan counterparts, supplied them with weapons even after an arms embargo, and gave cover, under the auspices of a United Nations-sanctioned humanitarian mission, in the last moments of a genocidal campaign.
Archival documents show that the French government was a close ally of the Rwandan regime that planned and perpetrated the mass slaughter of an estimated 800,000 people, most of them members of the Tutsi ethnic minority.
Rwanda also accused France of giving refuge and asylum to some of the masterminds of the genocide. Today many Rwandans living in France who are suspected of perpetrating the genocide — including the then-president’s wife, thought to have been a mastermind of the massacres — have also largely escaped prosecution
For many years, Félicien Kabugaroumoued to be living in Kenya, where powerful politicians were accused by the West of thwarting efforts to get him arrested.
Kabuga was one of the three most significant suspects still sought over the genocide and Now More than a quarter of a century after the genocide, he will go on trial to face the full extent of the law. Kabuga is expected to be tried at the mechanism’s branch in Arusha in Tanzania