Félicien Kabuga fails to attend trial opening
One of the last main suspects in the 1994 Rwandan genocide has refused to attend the opening of his trial before a UN tribunal at The Hague, but judges have ruled that the case is to proceed.
Félicien Kabuga is charged with genocide and crimes against humanity for his alleged role in the slaughter of about 800,000 people – most of them ethnic Tutsis.
Once one of Rwanda’s richest men, Mr Kabuga is accused of inciting the killings through a radio station he owned, and of funding and arming the militia that carried them out.
He has denied the charges.