Rewards for Fugitives / War Crimes

Felicien Kabuga

Felicien Kabuga, a former prominent businessman in the Republic of Rwanda, is wanted for taking part in the Rwandan Genocide in the early 1990s.

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Felicien Kabuga, a former prominent businessman in the Republic of Rwanda, is wanted for taking part in the Rwandan Genocide in the early 1990s. Mr. Kabuga, 73 years old, was
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a close political supporter and financial contributor to elements in the Rwandan government bent on committing genocide.

Leading up to and during approximately 100 days of violence in 1994, he helped plan a campaign of extermination, establishing paramilitary militia units, arming them and providing them transport in his company's vehicles.

For these and other crimes the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the ICTR, indicted Mr. Kabuga on charges of genocide and war crimes and issued a warrant for his arrest.

The United States is cooperating with other governments, the United Nations, and ICTR to make it harder for Mr. Kabuga and the others to continue to elude justice. Toward that end, the U.S. has renewed an offer of a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to his arrest.

Mr. Kabuga fled Rwanda in June 1994 and is believed to be living in Kenya or neighboring countries. News reports suggest he may have recently visited certain countries in Western Europe. The U.S. guarantees that all reports will be investigated and the identity of all informants will be kept confidential.

If appropriate, the U.S. is prepared to protect informants by relocating them. If you or anyone you know has information on his activities and whereabouts, it can be provided with complete confidentiality.

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To Contact Authorities

To report any information on a fugitive, contact the Regional Security Office at the nearest U.S. Embassy or call 243-81-715-2501 internationally or 081-715-2501 within the DRC. You can also contact the tip line at WCRP@state.gov or WCRP_DRC@state.gov from within the DRC.