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ICTR Prosecutor and Representatives of Diplomatic Missions Meet Kenyan Officials

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) Hassan Bubacar Jallow, and representatives of 25 diplomatic missions in Kenya on 27 September 2006 met in Nairobi with Honourable Martha Karua, Minister of Justice, and Honourable Moses Wetangula, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs. Discussions focussed on the urgency in apprehending Felicien Kabuga. Mr. Kabuga is sought in connection with serious accusations related to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda in which more than 800, 000 people were killed. The ICTR has been tracking Mr. Kabuga for several years and believes he is a regular visitor to Kenya. Mr Kabuga has been under indictment by the ICTR since 1997.

Mr. Jallow and representatives of diplomatic missions appreciated Kenya’s commitment to pursue all available leads in this case, including, through the investigation of suspected associates of Mr. Kabuga - investigation and, where appropriate, seizure of assets and provision of any records relating to the accused’s movements into and out of Kenya. We are hopeful that these efforts will soon bear fruit with the apprehension and prosecution of Mr. Kabuga before the ICTR.

Representatives of the diplomatic missions who attended the meeting were from Canada, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, the European Commission Delegation, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Norway, Switzerland, the United States of America and Rwanda.

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