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Rudasingwa about ‘Rwandan Genocide’ vs ‘Genocide against Tutsis’

Question by Claude Bakari:
What do you think about the genocide which occurred in Rwanda being named “The genocide against the tutsi” instead “The Rwandan genocide”, while we know that during the genocide there has been also a huge number of hutu victims, especially those who were in opposition parties or simply because they do not agree with genocide action?

Answer by Theogene Rudasingwa:
Genocide is a specific and technical definition. That there was genocide against Tutsi in 1994 has been established in international law. That there were war crimes, crimes against humanity, and even possibly genocide against Hutu in Rwanda and DRC has been investigated and documented, lately by the UN Mapping report. The international community and Kagame’s regime would like this matter to be frozen.

Question to the reader: Did Theogene Rudasingwa answer the question to your satisfaction? Comments welcome below.


1 Aimable { 10.31.11 at 6:00 pm }

I am not sure why it is in Rudasingwa’s interest to continue talking about a “Tutsi genocide” when it was clearly a genocide against all the Rwandan people. May be one day the truth will dawn on him, just like he has finally figured out that General Kagame is no good.

2 HNG { 10.31.11 at 8:02 pm }

The genocide is a terrible thing to happen to any human being, whether be Tutsi, Hutu, Twa, etc… the genocde that took place in Rwanda, was directed to eliminating all tutsis- regardless of gender, age or class. It is true that hutus were killed before, during and after the 100 days of genocide against Tutsi.As Rwandans, let’s not fight over whose genocide was directed against. Rather, let’s create a true institution for thruth, Unitity and reconcilliation. And then whomever if find guitly of crime, be punished. Otherwise, we will not stuck of this no sense. What lessons did we learned from what happened in 1994? Wake up people!!

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