Claver Kamana, a Rwandan who has been living in France has died at 77 after several years of France declining to send him to Rwanda to serve life jail term after being convicted by Rwandan courts in absentia for his role in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.
Kamana has been a trader in France. He was convicted in absentia for his role in commanding Interahamwe militia to kill Tutsi in Southern Rwanda.
He played a central role in different assaults, looting properties, raping and disseminating hatred information among other crimes in Kamonyi district.
Alain Gauthier, the president of Collectif des Parties Civiles pour le Rwanda (CPCR), a France-based group dedicated to pursuing justice in relation to the Genocide against the Tutsi told IGIHE that Kamana has died and they will not continue to pursue him.
“Our lawyers told me that they were informed to stop pursuing him after his death on 17th August” he said.