PARIS — One of the most-wanted fugitives accused of financing the 1994 Rwanda genocide against the Tutsis was arrested in a Paris suburb early on Saturday, the French police said, ending a decade-long international hunt.
The fugitive, Félicien Kabuga, 84, had been on the run for 23 years since he was indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on multiple charges of genocide. He was captured at 7 a.m. at a home rented by a relative in Asniéres-sur-Seine, outside Paris, where he had staying under a false identity, officials said.
Tribunal officials confirmed the arrest and said Mr. Kabuga was expected to be handed over to United Nations prosecutors. His trial on multiple charges of genocide is expected to take place in the tribunal’s successor court in Arusha, Tanzania.
During a bloody rampage against the Tutsi minority that lasted four months, Hutu soldiers and militia gunmen killed an estimated 800,000 men, women and children, prosecutors say. Read full story here