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At a French court during a bail hearing, Rwandan genocide suspects, Félicien Kabuga denied allegations of financing the massacre.

“All of this is lies. I have not killed any Tutsis. I was working with them,” he stated.

The 84-year-old businessman was arrested earlier this month in a suburb in Paris after 26 years on the run.

His lawyers were said to argue that Mr Kabuga, who was detained in a dawn raid on 16 May in the suburb of Asnières-sur-Seine where he had been living under a false identity, should be tried in France instead of being transferred.

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.