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‘In Praise of Blood’: Sensational, but does it fit with reality? by Jos van OIJEN

In her book ‘In Praise of Blood’, Canadian author Judi Rever controversially claims that not one, but two genocides were committed in Rwanda in 1994.[i] The first genocide nearly wiped out the Tutsi minority. A second one, secretly committed by the Tutsi dominated Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), allegedly targeted the Hutu majority. It’s a sensational story, but how well does it fit with reality? How well researched is it? Smokescreen Although Rever’s book is promoted as a groundbreaking piece of investigative journalism, the double genocide theory is not new. It was used by genocidaires in their trials, and is an …

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NGENZI / BARAHIRA appeal trial : sentenced to life imprisonment.

The Paris Assize Court deliberated on Friday the 6th of July 2018 after the floor was given to the accused. The verdict fell shortly before 7pm : Tito BARAHIRA and Octavien NGENZI are both found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. They are sentenced to life imprisonment, the same as the sentence they had been convicted to at their first trial in 2016. Please switch to the French part of this site for more details about this trial.

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Rwandan Tutsi genocide: the medal awarded by the city of Reims to the CPCR

Médaille de la Ville de Reims

More informations about this event on the french part of this site "For many years, you have headed the Collective of Civil Parties for Rwanda, which is the source of most of the genocide investigations opened in France, and I know all the dedication and competence that inspires you. Thus, it would be particularly nice to receive you on Saturday, February 3, surrounded by your loved ones, to give you the "Medal of the City of Reims" in recognition of our recognition." These are the terms of the invitation addressed by Mr. Arnaud ROBINET, Mayor of Reims, to the Chairperson …

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A new complaint against a person suspected of havinf participated in the genocide of the Tutsi

Bakuzakundi Michel

On 23 November, the CPCR filed un new complaint against a person suspected  of having participated in the Rwandan Tutsi genocide. This complaint concerns a person who lives and works in the city of LE HAVRE (France), Mr. Michel BAKUZAKUNDI. The testimonies collected by our association concern facts that allegedly occured in the city of Kigali, specifically in the neighborhood of Remera. Alain GAUTHIER, président du CPCR

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Genocide Convention : panel discussion at United Nations with the CPCR

In commemoration of the 69th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, the CPCR participate to a panel discussion the 14th of December at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Video presentation – short version: Long version: LIST OF SPEAKERS Opening Remarks: Government of Rwanda Representative , (To be determined). Mr Michael MOLLER, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Mr Adama DIENG, United Nations Secretary – General’s Special Advisor for the Prevention of Genocide (Video message) Moderator: Niccolò FIGÀ-TALAMANCA, Secretary General, No Peace Without Justice. Panelists: Dafroza GAUTHIER, …

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Dutch University Slanders Genocide Hero

By Jos van OIJEN Wolfgang Blam saved lives during the genocide in Rwanda, while the rest of the world looked the other way. This hero is now depicted as a charlatan by students of VU University in Amsterdam. Twenty-five years ago, the ‘Innocence’-project was launched in New York, set up to help the victims of miscarriages of justice in America. Since then, hundreds of wrongly convicted people have been released. This success led to similar initiatives in other countries. An example from the Netherlands is the student project ‘Reasonable Doubt’ at the Vrije Universiteit (VU University) in Amsterdam. The most …

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MUHAYIMANA case: final indictement for partial dismissal and indictement

The Public Prosecutor of the High Court of Paris has just published his “partial dismissal and indictement” in the case of Claude MUHAYIMANA, a personn suspected of having participated in the genocide ot Tutsi and against which the CPCR had lodged a complaint with civil party on 4 june 2013. Despite the partial non places requested, the Attorney General “demands that the investivating judge order the indictement of Claude MUHAYIMANA before the court of assizes of Paris”. However, we regret that Claude MUHAYIMANA is not prosecuted for crimes committed at the Kibuye church, Home Saint-Jean or the Gatwaro stadium. We …

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“Rwanda: Revisiting the Rusatira Affair” by Jos van Oijen

Un article de Jos van Oijen que nous n’hésitons pas à diffuser. The arrest then release of Colonel Rusatira is often held up as an example of false accusations against genocide suspects. But a new look at the evidence raises the possibility that justice was not served but obstructed. Plaque Commemorating Kicukiro Technical Training Center, formerly the Ecole Technique Officielle (ETO), Kicukiro. Credit: Adam Jones. For the United Nations, the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda will always be remembered with shame as it failed to act and prevent the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. But even within …

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