Rwanda’s genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga trial resumed as new witness details suspect’s role

FILE: Felicien Kabuga. PHOTO/ UN International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals

The trial of Rwanda’s genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga will resume on Wednesday.

Kabuga’s lawyers present will continue to cross-examine the testimony of a male witness code-named KAB035, a survivor of the genocide, that was presented to court on Tuesday.

His account pins Kabuga on hosting militiamen in his Kimironko-based home during the genocide and allowing them to train there. According to KAB035, they killed a number of people during the genocide.

Kabuga, who was a wealthy businessman before and during the genocide is charged with seven counts including genocide, complicity in genocide, direct and public incitement to commit genocide, attempt to commit genocide and conspiracy to commit genocide.