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France to open Rwanda genocide trial

France to open Rwanda genocide trial | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

A former Rwandan intelligence chief is about to go on trial in France for his role in the 1994 genocide that killed more than 500,000 people.

Pascal Simbikangwa, 54, will appear on Tuesday in a Paris court for an expected seven-week trial to face charges of complicity in genocide and in crimes against humanity.

Through the trial, France - Rwanda's former coloniser - is also coming to terms with its much-criticised response to the mass murder.....

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Genocide in Rwanda | United Human Rights Council

Genocide in Rwanda | United Human Rights Council | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
In 1994, Rwanda's population of seven million was composed of three ethnic groups: Hutu (approximately 85%), Tutsi (14%) and Twa (1%). In the early 1990s, Hutu
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