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Nearly 30 years after the 100-day bloodbath that claimed 800,000 lives, a frail 87-year-old Rwandan is accused of inciting and funding the country's 1994 genocide.

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He is set to go on trial at a United Nations tribunal on Thursday.

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The beginning of Félicien Kabuga's trial signals a significant day of reckoning for Rwandans who survived the atrocities or..

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Whose families were assassinated because he is one of the last fugitives prosecuted over the genocide to face justice.

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It's never too late for justice to be served, according to Naphtal Ahishakiye, executive secretary of the Ibuka organization of genocide survivors.

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Ahead of the trial on Thursday before the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in The Hague, Ahishakiye said in Rwanda.

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On April 6, 1994, a plane carrying President Juvénal Habyarimana was shot down and landed in the capital Kigali, setting off the mass massacre of Rwanda's Tutsi minority.

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killing the leader, an ethnic Hutu like the majority of Rwandans. The minority Tutsi were accused of bringing the aircraft down. 

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Armed forces, law enforcement, and militias assisted groups of Hutu extremists when they started killing Tutsis and those who they believed to be their supporters.

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According to the indictment, the broadcaster in certain instances divulged the whereabouts of Tutsis so that they could be found and killed.

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He is charged with arming and funding "Interahamwe" militias that are Hutu extremists, including "Kabuga's Interahamwe."

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Kabuga is accused of committing genocide, inciting genocide, conspiring to commit genocide, and also of persecuting, eradicating, and killing people.

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He entered a not-guilty plea. He could receive a life sentence in jail if found guilty.