Felicien Kabuga, accused of funding the 1994 Rwandan genocide, appeared in a French court on Wednesday, four days after his arrest following a quarter of a century chase.
In his first appearance in public in more than two decades, the octogenarian was brought into the courtroom in a wheelchair, dressed in jeans and a blue jumper and wearing a face mask.
Kabuga has been indicted by U.N. prosecutors for genocide and incitement to commit genocide, among other charges. He is accused of bankrolling and arming the ethnic Hutu militias which killed 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus over 100 days.
Rwanda’s most wanted fugitive, he was arrested on Saturday in a Paris suburb.