Rwanda to issue arrest warrants for French suspects over genocide role

By IGIHE
On 25 December 2017 at 10:08

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and East African Community Affairs, Louise Mushikiwabo has said Rwanda has tangible proofs pinning French nationals’ role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and added that Rwanda is preparing their arrest warrants.

Mushikiwabo was speaking yesterday on the national broadcaster, RBA.

“We have many tangible proofs like the recent Muse Report by Cunningham Levy Muse from US among other reports. We want to deepen and see how we can sue those the reports point to their role in the genocide. Arrest warrants for some have been prepared and are ready to be issued,” she revealed.

The National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG) issued, last year, a list of French men suspected of involvement in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

Mushikiwabo said that France continues to shield their role in the genocide by launching investigations on the shooting down of a plane in which former Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana died.

She said that Rwanda will not get tired on making clear France’s role in the genocide.

Prosecutor General, Jean Bosco Mutangana had earlier told IGIHE that Rwanda looks for a partnership in investigating French Military men on their role in the genocide.

French soldiers were in Rwanda in 1994 under the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (MINUAR) but they allegedly did the contrary by providing assistance to kill civilians they were supposed to protect.

Minister Mushikiwabo

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