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| 17 June 2024, Monday |

UN court finds Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga unfit for trial

Judges at a United Nations war crimes court in The Hague have declared that Felicien Kabuga, a Rwandan genocide suspect, is not fit to stand trial due to his advanced age. However, in a decision published on Wednesday, they also stated that streamlined legal proceedings in his case can still proceed.
“The trial chamber finds Mr. Kabuga is no longer capable of meaningful participation in his trial,” a decision published on the court’s website said.
However, instead of halting the trial the judges said they would set up an “alternative finding procedure that resembles a trial as closely as possible, but without the possibility of a conviction.”

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  • Arab News