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Rwanda Genocide Suspect Appear Before Paris Court

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A police convoy believed to be carrying Rwandan genocide fugitive Felicien Kabuga arrives at the Paris courthouse where Kabuga is due to appear for an arraignment hearing, France, May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

A Rwandan businessman who was allege the main financier of the 1994 genocide has appeared before a public prosecutor in Paris.

The suspect identified as Félicien Kabuga, aged 84, arrived at the court under heavy police protection.

He was said to have been arrested in a Paris suburb on Saturday, where he had been living under a false identity.

It is expected that he will be tried by a UN tribunal.

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