Financier of Rwandan genocide apprehended in Paris

A man thought to be the main financier for the systematic genocide of hundreds of thousands of Rwandan men, women, and children has been arrested in France.

Felicien Kabuga, 84, was apprehended Saturday morning outside of Paris in Asnieres-sur-Seine, where he was living under a false identity. Kabuga was Rwanda’s most wanted person and had a $5 million bounty on his head. He was indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in 1997 on seven counts of genocide and a slew of other charges.

Kabuga is accused of funding one of the worst genocides in history, which killed an estimated 800,000 Rwandans in 1994, most of whom were part of the Tutsi ethnic group. He allegedly paid Hutu militias to carry out the slaughter and founded Radio Television Libre des Mille Collines, which broadcast messages across the country encouraging people to go out and butcher Tutsis.

Source: Washington Examiner

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