Rwanda accuses France of genocide
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.
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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