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The trial of Félicien Kabuga, the alleged "patron" of the Rwandan genocide, allegedly suffering from dementia, has been postponed

MADRID, 11 Mar.

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The trial of Félicien Kabuga, the alleged "patron" of the Rwandan genocide, allegedly suffering from dementia, has been postponed

MADRID, 11 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -

An international court has temporarily postponed the trial against Félicien Kabuga, considered one of the "patrons" of the Rwandan genocide in 1994 and, according to his lawyers, suffering from dementia, reports the BBC.

The so-called Residual International Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals -- the court that now receives the mandates of the former tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda -- announced late this Friday the provisional suspension of the process, pending the doctors assess Kabuga's mental state.

Kabuga, 90, is accused of financing the operations of the Interahamwe, the Hutu militias that massacred, in just 100 days, more than 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus through the great fortune he accumulated during the 1970s.

The Rwandan millionaire was also the owner of the so-called Radio Televisión Libre de las Thousand Hills (RTLM), a means of communication used to spread hatred towards the Tutsi population and encourage moderates to join the genocide.

After 26 years on the run, Kabuga was arrested in 2020 by a team of French investigators who discovered him living in an apartment in Paris, where he lived under a false identity.

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