IBUKA, an umbrella of survivors’ associations of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi has raised concern over inappropriate execution of the law punishing genocide ideology and asked for its revision.
The president of IBUKA, Prof. Jean Pierre Dusingizemungu made the call during the night vigil where he raised worries over the spreading of genocide ideology manifested in violence against genocide survivors and stabbing of their domestic animals but judges take time to deliver judges on such offenses.
“Some judges tend to minimize the gravity of such crimes through false appellation. If corruption is not behind such acts, may be such judges have genocide ideology. This has to be properly assessed,” he said.
Dusingizemungu also requested thepursue of leaders not delivering aid reserved for genocide survivors.
A convict of genocide ideology is liable to a punishment ranging from five to nine years of sentence and pay a fine from Rwf 100,000 to 1,000,000 as per article 135 of Rwanda Penal Code.