Never Again – Rwanda, 20 years after the Genocide

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ATC News by Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome

TWENTY YEARS AND COUNTING – RWANDA REMEMBERS AND HONOURS HER DEAD

(Posted 06th April 2014)

This is a day of painful memories, a day when Rwanda remembers her losses, a day when we remember how the world stood by and watched when nearly a million of our compatriots were slaughtered in the most brutal way. But it is also a day when we reaffirm our country’s new direction of forgiveness for the sake of peace, for the sake of healing those deep wounds, for the sake of national reconciliation. Our Gacaca Courts have dealt with almost all cases of perpetrators who came forward to admit their complicity and crimes and asked to be forgiven. But make no mistake, those who masterminded these unspeakable crimes, those who fueled the violence, promoted and facilitated it, we shall hunt them down until the last has been brought to justice. We can proudly…

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