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Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga pleads not guilty at U.N. court

Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga pleads not guilty at U.N. court

A United Nations court has registered a plea of "not guilty" for Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga at his lawyer's request after he remained silent during his initial appearance. Kabuga, 85, appeared frail and did not respond to questions from judges. He was arrested in France in May after decades on the run and transferred to a United Nations detention centre in The Hague on October 26. "We have talked about this with Mr Kabuga before the hearing and he does not wish to answer in these conditions. I would appreciate it if you would consider his non-response as a…
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Rwandan genocide suspect in detention in The Hague

Rwandan genocide suspect in detention in The Hague

RWANDAN genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga is in custody in The Hague after his transfer from France following a United Nations court order. Kabuga, who was on the run for 22 years until his arrest in France in May, will soon be brought before a judge, the United Nations tribunal said in a statement. Last week a U.N. judge ordered his transfer to the Netherlands, rather than to a U.N. detention unit in Tanzania, out of health considerations amid the coronavirus pandemic. Kabuga, 84, is likely to spend at least several months in The Hague and could then still be tried…
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