Felicien Kabuga, one of the few last alleged masterminds of the 1994 Rwandan genocide was arrested in France over the weekend, to many people’s surprise. He’d been on the run for a quarter of a century in Europe and Africa, evading an arrest warrant from the Rwanda Tribunal – ICTR and its successor the Residual Mechanism (MICT).
One of Rwanda’s richest men, he’s accused of creating the Interahamwe militia that carried out massacres during the genocide and helped finance Radio-Television Libre des Mille Collines – the radio that incited people to carry out murder.
The French now have him and the MICT is planning on putting on a trial in Arusha. But what about Kigali?
To tell us more we spoke to Stella Ndirangu, who heads up the Africa programme at Legal Action Worldwide. While at the International Commission of Jurists Kenya, she monitored the Rwandan trials in Rwanda of those transferred by the ICTR .