The case of Laurent Bucyibaruta is the fourth that came to the court in relation to a genocide that killed an estimated 800,000 Tutsis in 1994.
President Paul Kagame lays wreath at memorial site as the African country commemorates 1994 genocide in which more than 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutu were killed.
Paris prosecutors, who started an investigation in 2005, ask judges to drop the case accusing French armed forces of complicity in the 1994 Rwandan genocide after their probe concluded troops had no role in the massacre of Tutsis.
A damning report points out that France helped build the institutions responsible for one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.
France says archives of former president Francois Mitterrand will help understand its role in 1994 Rwanda genocide, after a recent report concluded Paris owes responsibility on massacres of some 800,000 people.
France was involved with regime that "encouraged racist massacres", remained blind to genocide preparation, and protected masterminds in safe zones, historical commission set up by President Macron concludes.
Efforts to exhume bodies are challenged by the African nation's coronavirus-related lockdown, as it marks 26th anniversary of genocide that killed around 800,000.
Former Rwandan politician Léon Mugesera is given life sentence for hate speech aimed at stirring up killings of minority Tutsis during central African country's genocide
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