The umbrella organization of Genocide survivors associations, Ibuka, on Saturday, March 16 said that Genocide architect Félicien Kabuga should be tried from Rwanda.
Kabuga was arrested in Paris by French authorities following a joint investigation with the International Residual Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), Office of the Prosecutor, and other law enforcement and prosecution services from various countries including Rwanda.
It adds that: "Ibuka, therefore, wishes that Félicien Kabuga could be brought to Rwanda for trial and serving his sentence where he participated in these atrocities."
Kabuga was indicted by the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in 1997 on seven counts of genocide, complicity in genocide, direct and public incitement to commit genocide, attempt to commit genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide, persecution, and extermination, all in relation to crimes committed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
While the arrest of Kabuga is a positive development, there are still other Rwandan genocide fugitives who continue to roam freely across the world and many of them have since joined the bandwagon of "opposition politics", a cover they use to continue evading justice.