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Rwanda accuses France of genocide

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Rwanda has accused senior French officials of involvement in its 1994 genocide and called for them to be put on trial.

Among those named in a report by a Rwandan investigation commission released on Tuesday are Dominique de Villepin, former French prime minister, and Francois Mitterrand, France’s former president.

The latest allegations from Kigali came with the publication of the report by an independent Rwandan commission set up to investigate France’s role in the bloodshed.

“The French support was of a political, military, diplomatic and logistic nature,” the report said.

Considering the gravity of the alleged facts, the Rwandan government asks competent authorities to undertake all necessary actions to bring the accused French political and military leaders to answer for their acts before justice.”

(…) others listed include Alain Juppe, a former foreign minister who is also a senior figure in the party of Nicolas Sarkozy, the current president, and Edouard Balladur, a former prime minister. Another suspect is Hubert Vedrine who, like Balladur, is a senior politician.

Al Jazeera English – Africa – Rwanda accuses France of genocide.

We will see what is the result of this accusation. Mitterand is already dead, but will we see a formal indictment of these guys before the International Criminal Court?

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  1. Hello. Despite an amnesty law signed by President Hugo Chávez in December of 2007, that purportedly ensured that no Venezuelan would be imprisoned for political reasons, Venezuelans are continually subjected to political persecution, imprisonment, torture and other cruel and degrading treatment for disagreeing with or opposing the government. Many of these prisoners are being held in inhumane conditions without access to medical care. Outside of Venezuela’s prisons, “political inhabilitation” has been used by the government to disqualify 400 potential candidates for office, among them, those who appear to be favorites in the upcoming November elections. It’s a very creative campaign to make noise about the struggle for Freedom in Venezuela. log on , in Venezuela we have a political genocide


    August 6, 2008 at 3:55 pm

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