France approved the transfer to the court of justice accused of genocide in Rwanda
A court in France has approved the transfer of the accused in the genocide in Rwanda businessman Félicien Kabuga to the proceedings before the international residual mechanism for criminal tribunals (MOMUC), informs TV channel France 24.
MOAT - UN, executing, among others, the function of the International Tribunal for Rwanda, whose mandate was completed in 2015.
"French justice on Wednesday, June 3, approved the transfer... of Félicien Kabuga in MOAT, so he was convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity committed between April and July 1994," the channel reports.
In mid-may, the Rwandan businessman félicien Kabuga, who was wanted for 25 years on charges of genocide in Rwanda, was arrested in France. Up to this 84-year-old Rwandan lived in the apartment in the Paris suburb of Asnieres-sur-Seine under a false passport while assisting their children.
UN international criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in 1997, Kabuga accused of seven counts: genocide, complicity in genocide, direct and public incitement to commit genocide, attempt to commit genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, persecution and extermination of the population in the course of events in Rwanda in 1994. Kabuga in 2011 made the list of the ten most dangerous in the world of criminal leaders, who is wanted by the FBI, according to Forbes. The US government for information that could lead to his arrest, a reward of $ 5 million dollars.
In 1994 in Rwanda, unknown gunmen shot down a passenger plane, which was flying President Juvenal of Habyarimana and head of neighbouring Burundi, Cyprien Ntaryamira. The death of the presidents were used by extremists from the Hutu ethnic group as a pretext to seize power in Rwanda and began the genocide against the smaller number of ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutu politicians. From April to June 1994, he was killed about 800 thousand people – overwhelmingly Tutsi and moderate Hutu, TWA and others.