Friday, December 12, 2008

Rwanda Tribunal Should Pursue Justice for RPF Crimes

A question today asked by Financial Times journalist to Paul Kagame about Nkunda: "and that you sent him?"

Paul Kagame: "This is what some of them say…. He has issues and maybe people need to listen and find where he is wrong and where he is right and address it. But they dismiss it straight away without even listening to his case. Another thing that has created him other than what I have just said, injustices and mismanagement and bad governance in the Congo, is the Interahamwe (responsible for the 1994 genocide in Rwanda) who are in the Congo. He is using rightly saying that these people are killing his own people and they cannot live safely there and that even he himself and all those fighters cannot live safely in Congo because the government of Congo of President Joseph Kabila actually uses the Interahamwe in his forces"

The way he answers this question is exactedly the way he answers the question about who killed the former Presidents of Rwanda and Burundi in 1994, he does not deny it! He is as the Nkunda supporter from Canada explained, a revolutionary, he does not care if blood is spilled. It's all for the cause. It's clear through the answer he gives that he supports Nkunda in every possible way. The answer is very similar to the way Kagame answered Robert Krueger in 1995 when Krueger asked why he didn't stop his troops from killing unarmed refugees. He did not deny it!.

Rwanda Tribunal Should Pursue Justice for RPF Crimes

"The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda's (ICTR) prosecutor's failure to date to bring cases against Rwandan Patriotic Front officers responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the 1994 genocide risks undermining the court's legacy, Human Rights Watch said today"
"The doors seem to be closing with the mandate of the court unfulfilled," said Dicker. "The victims of the RPF crimes also deserve justice. Failure to bring these cases before the court will call into question the impartiality and independence of the ICTR."

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