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.
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.
The 84-year-old is accused of funding and arming militias that massacred about 800,000 people. He was indicted in 1997 on seven criminal counts including genocide, all in relation to the 1994 Rwanda genocide.
"The arrest of Felicien Kabuga today is a reminder that those responsible for genocide can be brought to account, even 26 years after their crimes," said Serge Brammertz, chief prosecutor of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals.
Many Rwandan refugees continue to refuse returning home despite a UN decision to terminate their refugee status. They fear state reprisals but Kigali says only those with 'criminal records' aren't returning.
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