Félicien Kabuga

Kabuga ‘could be transferred to Arusha this year’

Félicien Kabuga, a key suspect accused of playing a leading role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, is likely to be transferred to the UN tribunal in Arusha, Tanzania before the end of the year, a top official with the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT)...

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 5:15pm

French prosecutor due in Rwanda over Félicien Kabuga investigation

Reports from French media indicate that Aurélia Devos, the deputy prosecutor at the Paris High Court, will travel Rwanda in a few weeks to oversee a UN criminal investigation into Félicien Kabuga, the financier of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Devos particularly heads the crimes against...

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 4:30pm

Where does the French court ruling on Kabuga leave survivors’ request?

A French court on Wednesday, June 3, ruled that suspected Genocide mastermind Felicien Kabuga be transferred, from France, to the custody of the Residual Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (RMICT), for trial. The latest development, however, still does not provide answers to a...

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 9:41am

Editorial: Kabuga’s rendezvous with Arusha gets closer

Felicien Kabuga, the man who once carried the unenviable label as the most wanted man, must be a very grumpy old man these days. Having to deal with the protective wall he had built around him for over two decades and seeing it tumbling down must have been very difficult to deal with. With...

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 12:07am

French court rules Félicien Kabuga be tried in Tanzania

A French court on Wednesday, June 3, ruled that suspected genocide mastermind Félicien Kabuga be transferred, from France to the custody of the Residual Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (RMICT), for trial. The ruling came after the request for bail by the former businessman ...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 6:23pm

Kabuga will be transferred to Arusha, not Hague – judge

Félicien Kabuga, who was arrested this month in France for crimes related to the Genocide against the Tutsi after 26 years on the run, will be transferred to Arusha, Tanzania once conditions allow, a judge has ruled. William Sekule, the duty judge at the Arusha branch of the...

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 6:32am

Court to rule on genocidaire Kabuga's extradition on June 3

A French court will rule on genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga’s extradition on June 3 after his bail request was denied on May 27. Kabuga appeared in court on Wednesday, May 27, a week after his lawyers were granted more time to prepare their case. At the end of the ongoing...

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 11:02am

Kabuga and Bizimana: Questions and (some) answers

The saying goes: ‘That’s just typical. You stand for hours waiting for a bus and then two come along at once’. Perhaps the same can be said of news from the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) also referred to as the Mechanism ...

Monday, May 25, 2020 - 12:26pm

Arrest of Félicien Kabuga signifies imprescriptibility of international crimes

Felicien Kabuga was arrested in France on 16 May 2020, after evading justice for 26 years. He is charged with genocide, complicity in genocide, direct and public incitement to commit genocide, attempt to commit genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide and crimes against humanity (persecution...

Monday, May 25, 2020 - 12:07am

Rwandans in France want Genocidaire Kabuga's accomplices identified, brought to book

Rwandans living in France on Friday, May 22, presented a case before a Prosecutor in France demanding that individuals and institutions there who, for long, helped Genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga evade capture be identified and brought to book. Kabuga, one of the masterminds of the 1994...

Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 3:55am

Kabuga arrest puts UK’s attitude back in the spotlight

Andrew Mitchell, a British Conservative Party politician and former secretary of state for international development, is among the voices now again urging legal authorities in his country to act on five genocide perpetrators living in the UK, "not in hiding but in plain sight."...

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 4:40pm

Trying Kabuga in Rwanda would do him a lot of life-stretching good

And so France snared Félicien Kabuga. Yet he is said to have sent out feelers on how to create contact with the Rwandan government. Reason? Asking to connect his aging bones with the soil of his birth. Unfortunately, he has been collared before fulfilling his wish. Touché. Seriously, I...

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 12:27am

EDITORIAL: Kabuga’s protectors need to be known

They were losing the war. The interim government that oversaw the Genocide against the Tutsi after the death of President Juvenal Habyarimana had first retreated to Gitarama in the south. But continuous harassment by the Rwanda Patriotic Army forced it to retreat even further and it set camp in...

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 12:38am

Kabuga appears in court, hearing adjourned to May 27

After his interrogation by prosecution on Tuesday, Genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga appeared in a court in the French capital, Paris on Wednesday, May 20. In the Paris Court of Appeal, Kabuga's lawyers indicated that they have not had enough time to prepare for his defence and therefore...

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 4:41pm

What civil society, Genocide survivors think of Kabuga’s arrest

After 26 years on the run, Félicien Kabuga was finally arrested on May 16 just outside Paris, the French capital. According to a statement released following the arrest of the Genocide suspect, the operation was conducted by French authorities in concert with the International Residual Mechanism...

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 1:43am

UN Prosecutor says telephone, financial data led to Kabuga arrest

Serge Brammertz, the Chief Prosecutor of the Residual Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (RMICT), has said his team of investigators in collaboration with other organs relied on telephone and financial data, among others, to eventually arrest Félicien Kabuga this past weekend. Kabuga...

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:05pm

Felicien Kabuga to be arraigned in French court on Tuesday

Rwanda's most wanted genocide fugitive Felicien Kabuga is expected to be arraigned before a Paris court on Tuesday, French lawyer Emmanuel Altit told Reuters. Altit, a senior lawyer, is reportedly one of the individuals on Kabuga's defence team. "The court will set out the legal...

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 10:23am

Experts raise questions on Kabuga-French connection

Félicien Kabuga, one of the key suspected architects of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, was arrested Saturday, May 16, in a Paris suburb after more than two decades on the run. “C’est une bombe (it’s a bomb),” Alain Gauthier, president of the France-based...

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:32am

British scholar likens Kabuga to Nazi-era Adolf Eichmann

A scholar on Monday, May 18, drew similarities between the expected trial of Genocidaire Felicien Kabuga and a historic event in the history of Israel, the trial of Nazi-era Adolf Eichmann, in the 1960s. Kabuga, one of the key architects of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, was...

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 8:31pm

What next after arrest of Genocide fugitive Kabuga?

Felicien Kabuga, one of the leading suspected architects of the Genocide against the Tutsi was arrested Saturday in a Paris suburb after nearly 26 years on the run, the International Residual Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) confirmed. French prosecution and...

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 7:08am

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