UN tribunal finds Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga unfit to stand trial

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Judges at a United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague have ruled that geriatric Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga is unfit to stand trial, but in a decision released on Wednesday he also said the streamlined legal process in his case could continue.

“The Trial Chamber finds that Mr. Kabuga is no longer able to participate meaningfully in his trial,” said a decision posted on the court’s website.

However, instead of halting the trial, the judges said they would put in place an “alternative conclusion procedure that resembles a trial as closely as possible, but without the possibility of a conviction”.

(Reporting by Stephanie van den Berg; editing by Jason Neely and Andrew Heavens)

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