UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon about the report on Rwanda-led genocide against Hutus: “We are interested in establishing all the facts” — Rwandinfo_ENG
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UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon about the report on Rwanda-led genocide against Hutus: “We are interested in establishing all the facts”

Kigali – The United Nations asked Rwanda to submit its concerns by the end of this month about a leaked report that accuses the country’s army of atrocities in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.

“These concerns will be released simultaneously with the report,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters today in Kigali, the Rwandan capital.

Ban, who arrived in Kigali last night on an unannounced visit, said he held talks today with Rwandan President Paul Kagame about the leaked draft of a mapping report by the UN refugee agency.

Le Monde, the Paris-based newspaper, reported on Aug. 26 that investigators from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees uncovered mass human-rights abuses in Congo in the 1990s, including the possible genocide of ethnic Hutus by Rwandan forces. Rwanda’s government said on Aug. 27 that the report was “immoral and unacceptable,” and threatened to recall its forces from UN peacekeeping missions if it was published unchanged. The UN postponed releasing the report until October.

We are interested in establishing all the facts regarding the mapping exercise,” Ban said. “We discussed in depth and I have listened very carefully to serious concerns.”

The Rwandan Patriotic Front army entered Congo in 1994 in pursuit of the perpetrators of a genocide that left 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus dead, according to the government.

Rwanda’s government “will not allow Rwandan defense forces to be accused of genocide,” Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo said at the briefing with Ban today.

[Bloomberg.net]

4 comments

1 NSENGIYUMVA { 09.08.10 at 4:17 pm }

The statement shows exactly how the regime has gone back to the thinking of ancient Rwanda when Rwandans thought that Rwada was synonimous with the whole world and that the king had the right and death of his ” subjects”. So now Mushikiwabo is affirming that Rwanda/world can set the rules. It is the Rwanda government that decides what is genocide and what is not, who has to be punished or who is not, who deserves to die and who is worth staying alive.
At the end of the day, the President/king publicly stated that those we ( the king) wanted to return were returned ( abo twashakaga gucura twarabacyuye) the rest we shot them. He is above the law. It is Rwanda. He is the king. The government is so shocked that the world does not understand the powers of the king/President. The king’s spokesperson has spoken.

Uburakali bw’urushishi ntabwo bumena ibuye.

2 I. Nsengiyumva { 09.10.10 at 7:32 am }

it is good to know that the UN Secretary General repeated that the report will not be changed but only that the response of the Rwanda government or any other government will be published alongside. As for the Miinister Mushikiwabo to say that the government will not allow the soldiers to be tried for crimes of genocide, she thinks that the world operates like in Rwanda where the will of the “Great Leader” is the law. If there is no case to answer this will be done before a court.
Let the government take the UN body to court for libel.
The panic betrays the fear of the truth and therefore the use of intimidation as used against the people inside Rwanda,
We are informed that she is being groomed for a UN post, Her language and behaviour is not working in her favour, unless the post will be exchanged for keeping the rwandan troops at the hands of the UN peacekeeping missions.

3 rwagasana gerard { 09.10.10 at 3:02 pm }

If rwandan government wanted to kill hutus (genocide), the easier way would be to begin by killing all hutus inside Rwanda before going to exterminate hutus in congolees forests!
This “UN report” is ridicoulous and for sure it is not the last one. Rwandan “intellectual” genocidaires and negationist/revisionists will continue their lost battle with their european supports. I think we should not be very disturbed by them.

4 manyamuala { 09.10.10 at 9:03 pm }

There are a number of countries which do not respect laws governing UN; these are like European Union, USA, China, Russia, Israel to name only a few. Yet, these countries will fight tooth and nail to have these UN laws applied to those countries they do not agree with. Through its western PR firms, Paul Kagame is trying to be among those countries to against which UN human rights laws donot apply!

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