France keeps mum on 20 French soldiers accused of complicity in Rwanda genocide

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On 4 April 2017 saa 06:12
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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Louise Mushikiwabo has said that Rwanda is awaiting France reaction following the request of facilitating investigations on 20 French soldiers accused of complicity in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.

She has noted this today in a press conference.

“We have not yet received a response from France. We hope they are gathering information to provide the answer as it should be,” she said.

Mushikiwabo explained that France respects that judicial sector functioning which is why it is promising to react on the request.

Meanwhile, Rwanda plans to release a list of French leaders accused of involvement in the 1994 genocide against Tutsi following the recently released list of French soldiers.

Rwanda’s prosecution recently announced that the French soldiers, subjects of the investigation, were informed following legal procedures. The investigation was preceded by release of of a list of 22 senior French soldiers suspected of complicity in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi by the National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG) on 31st October 2016.

The list is based on various reports detailing the role of French soldiers in the 1994 genocide against Tutsi.


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