Over 1000 genocide convicts write letters to be linked with survivor families for forgiveness

By IGIHE
On 8 November 2019 at 02:43

A total of 1035 inmates convicted for role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi detained at Nyarugenge prison have sent letters to prison leaders through which they want to be linked with offended families to seek forgiveness.

ACP Jean Bosco Kabanda, RCS Commissioner in charge of correction said that seeking forgiveness from genocide convicts leads to accessing information on location of remains of genocide victims crudely dumped to be accorded decent burial.

He explained that these numbers might go up due to ongoing campaigns mobilizing convicts to apologize.

ACP Kabanda however said that some inmates are not willing to provide information harboring mindsets that FDLR, rebel outfit will release them.

“A lot remains to be done to change such mindsets,” he said.

CNLG reveals that concealing information on location of remains of genocide victims are is still an obstacle to unity and reconciliation efforts among Rwandans.

According to information from convicts at Nyarugenge prison, Kigali city reports over 120 mass graves for genocide victims located in Nyarugenge, Kicukiro and Gasabo districts.

Over 1000 genocide convicts write letters to be linked with survivor families for forgiveness

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