For the past few days, a video of Donatien Kabuga, a son to the notorious genocide chief financier Felicien Kabuga has been making rounds on social media platforms.
In the clip, he’s is seen calling for demonstrations which were due on Thursday November 24, at The Hague court, in the Netherlands.
Donatien argues that his father should be released on grounds of being ill and weak but that won’t exonerate him from facing his genocide charges.
The genocidaires and their descendants’ act of rubbing salt into the wounds of Genocide survivors are deplorable and must be condemned in the strongest terms possible.
Contrary to what Kabuga’s family says, the UN Tribunal ruled that Kabuga is fit enough to stand trial, and so all requests were rejected considering they would unnecessarily delay the trial.
Kabuga’s family protests do not only add insults to the wounds of the survivors of the 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi, but also an act of belittling and denying the genocide by referring to ‘events that happened in Rwanda in 1994’.
Seeing the chief financer of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi behind bars is the least the genocide survivors deserve; Kabuga’s deteriorating health conditions are only a concern to his family and fellow genocidaires not to his victims and the court that’s trying him.
It’s noteworthy to remind the public that Kabuga used his influence and money to support the genocidal regime. He purchased traditional weapons (machetes, spears, hammers) worth millions of dollars which were used by Interahamwe militias to massacre Tutsis.
Denying the involvement of Kabuga in the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi is pointless given his role in it. Kabuga was charged with seven counts with concrete evidence, including five related to genocide namely genocide, complicity in genocide, direct and public incitement to commit genocide, attempt to commit genocide, and conspiracy to commit genocide.
Other charges include persecution and extermination, both crimes against humanity, all committed between April 6 and July 17, 1994.
Kabuga has been a fugitive of the law for more than three decades, evading justice with the help of his family knowing very well he was guilty.
Kabuga’s family evil plots of fueling Genocide denial and concealing his crimes won’t bear fruit. Nothing will stop his trial.