THE HAGUE, 11 November 2020 – The alleged financier of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide, Felicien Kabuga has denied charges that he financed the mass slaughter of nearly one million people in Rwanda.
The 84-year-old, who was arrested in the French capital, Paris, last May, denied the charges Wednesday during his first appearance at the United Nations-run International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, The Netherlands.
Kabuga pleaded not guilty to the seven charges brought against him.
They include genocide, incitement to genocide, extermination and persecution.
Once one of Rwanda’s richest men, Kabuga alleged financed the radical Hutu militia group (Interhamwe) whose members perpetrated the mass massacres of mostly the minority Tutsis and moderate Hutus.
He is also accused setting up and financing the main media group (Radio Television Mille Collines) which incited the world’s worst genocide since the Holocaust of the Jews in Nazi Germany.