At a French court during a bail hearing, Rwandan genocide suspects, Félicien Kabuga denied allegations of financing the massacre.
“All of this is lies. I have not killed any Tutsis. I was working with them,” he stated.
The 84-year-old businessman was arrested earlier this month in a suburb in Paris after 26 years on the run.
His lawyers were said to argue that Mr Kabuga, who was detained in a dawn raid on 16 May in the suburb of Asnières-sur-Seine where he had been living under a false identity, should be tried in France instead of being transferred.