Rwanda’s report is meant to clarify historical facts-Minister Biruta

On 20 April 2021 at 07:46

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Vincent Biruta has said that Rwanda’s report shows France’s role during the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi because there are evidences proving that the country was fully aware of Genocide plan.

He revealed this yesterday on Monday 19th January 2021 as Rwanda officially released its report on the role of French Government during Genocide against Tutsi.

The report was made by a law firm based in the United States of America (USA), Levy Firestone Muse.

Bob Muse, a partner at Levy Firestone Muse presented findings of the report to the Government of Rwanda during a special cabinet meeting that convened yesterday at Village Urugwiro.

The 600-page report is entitled “A Foreseeable Genocide: The Role of the French Government in Connection with the Genocide against the Tutsi.”

Minister Biruta has revealed that the report was made on the request of Rwanda.
”The report follows the recent one made by expert commission of researchers and historians commissioned by President Macron. It is not a response to the first report. They were made differently at different times. What is clear in this report is that the French Government at the time bears a significant responsibility in failing to prevent a foreseeable Genocide. They saw all the signs and were aware of the planning and execution of the genocide but did not act to prevent it," he said.

The report features testimonies from different people including President Paul Kagame and other RPF Inkotanyi cadres.

Both reports indicate that French Government bears responsibility during Genocide against Tutsi.

“Duclert report reviewed archives until 1994 but Rwanda’s report also analyzed the period after 1994 where it reflects on events that intended to tamper with evidences on the role of French Government during Genocide against Tutsi,” said Minister Biruta.

He also highlighted that Rwanda’s hinted on records of former French President, Mitterand on Genocide and what Rwanda suspected to have fueled ‘Genocide deniers’.

“It also draws attention on events and evidences after Genocide including trial of eight senior military officials accused by Jean Louis Burguiere. This prompted Rwanda to spend time following up these court cases,” he said.

Minister Biruta explained that Rwanda’s report is not meant for criminal investigation even though it was made by lawyers.

“The Government of Rwanda doesn’t intend to use the report for criminal investigation but a fact-finding report meant to clarify historical facts,” he noted.