Rwanda National Prosecution has opened the formal criminal inquiry into the role of certain French Government officials in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
"The inquiry, for now, is focused on 20 individuals whom, according to information gathered so far, are required by the Prosecution Authority to explain or provide clarity on allegations against them, to enable the Authority to make conclusions whether the concerned individuals should be formally charged or not,” reads part of the statement signed by the Prosecutor General, MUHUMUZA Richard.
“As investigations continue, other French Government agents and/or officials might be required to similarly assist the Prosecution Authority. The relevant French Government authorities have been formally engaged. The Office of the Prosecutor General expects that reciprocal judicial cooperation will be availed throughout this inquiry by the relevant French Government agencies and authorities,” adds the statement.
- MUHUMUZA Richard, the Prosecutor General.