THE HUTU GENOCIDE BY TUTSI : France 2 broadcasting I n the program “Télé Matin” broadcasted by France 2 (French television) , January 31, 2105 and presented by William LEYMERGIE , we are shown a work by Paris Match where photos , published during the past 60 years ,are selected by the weekly magazine . The journalist, Damien THEVENOT, whose guest is Mr Olivier ROYAN, director of editorial at Paris Match, asks his first question about a photo showing people , who had run away with the perpetrators of the genocide in 1994, coming back to Rwanda . Damien …Lire »
Closing of TPIR: why should the international community not fund the trials in France?
After the closing of the international criminal court for Rwanda, why should the international community not fund the trials in France ? The spokesman of the international court for Rwanda has announced that the criminal court will stop its activities in September 30 , 2015. It’s not the first time that this closing has been delayed .However, we may think that it’s the right date now. 61 sentences , among them , 7 are on appeal (Pauline Nyiramasuhuko and Co) 14 have been discharged and $ 2 billion have been spent ( $ 1.644.759.300 in December31, 2011 ) in …Lire »
The Civil Plaintiffs Collective for Rwanda (CPCR) needs you!
The Civil Plaintiffs Collective for Rwanda (CPCR) needs you! As you probably know, new historic trials will be held in France in 2015. The CPCR will of course follow them closely to relate, explain and decrypt them for you. But we are in dire financial straits! The legal proceedings are becoming more and more numerous; the expenses are increasing and go well beyond our association’s budget… So, after more than 10 years of independent funding, sometimes backed up by our own private funds, we are obliged to make an urgent appeal to you all: voluntary helpers, sympathizers, citizens, humanists and friends … PLEASE DONATE NOW! The CPCR is a …Lire »
“Rwanda’s untold story.” : really?
The broadcasting of a documentary on BBC2, lately, about the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda has stirred up numerous and legitimate reactions. Even if the allegations developed in the film , are ,for the most part, overused , they can only create doubt and perplexity upon those who don’t really know what it is all about and feed revisionism , all too alive, especially in France. Accuse President Kagame of shooting down president HABYARIMANA’splane is to cling to judge Bruguière’s conclusions, and forget that they belong to the past . A new French magistrate, judge Marc TREVIDIC , has clearly asserted …Lire »
Interview of Alain Gauthier on the 16th of June.
Alain Gauthier, president of the Collective of Civil Parties for Rwanda (CPCR) exchanges clearly and alive with journalists, and puts into perspective in a very contemporary way the role of the different stakeholders – including France! –in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Listen to the interview to better understand the ins and outs of the struggle of the CPCR since 2001 for justice and memory due to the victims of the last genocide of the twentieth century.Lire »
NGENZI APPEALS AGAINST THE COURT ORDER INDICTMENT
NGENZI APPEALS AGAINST THE COURT ORDER INDICTMENT We have just heard that Ngenzi has just appealed against the court order indictment from the investigating judges.Barahira is about to do the same. A strategy to delay the procedure, most probably! “according to the 186-2 penal code article, the investigation chamber must proceed to judgment within 4 months ,from the date of the court order. If not ,there will be a statutory release for the prisoner. During these 4 months, the investigation chamber can set out any additional information which might be helpful” (Damien Roets, law specialist) Yet, it is quite …Lire »
New complaint about a Rwandan suspect of genocide.
New complaint about a Rwandan suspect of genocide. The CPCR: the collective of civil plaintiffs for Rwanda, has just brought a complaint against Felicien BALIGIRA , A Rwandan suspect of genocide ,living on the French territory in Nantes. The French justice refused his extradition because the Rwandan penal code had no jail sentence for crime of genocide before it took place. A blind application process of a non retroactive principle. This decision coming from the court of cassation has been repeated 17 times, and argued several times by lawyers (cf. Damien Roets’ article (CPCR). Mr BALIGIRA comes from the old …Lire »
New complaint about a rwandan suspect of genocide
New complaint about a Rwandan suspect of genocide The CPCR: the collective of civil plaintiffs for Rwanda, has just brought a complaint against Felicien BALIGIRA, a Rwandan suspect of genocide, living on the French territory in Nantes. The French justice refused his extradition because the Rwandan penal code had no jail sentence for crime of genocide before it took place. A blind application process of a non retroactive principle. This decision coming from the court of cassation has been repeated 17 times, and argued several times by lawyers (cf. Damien Roets’ article) (CPCR). Mr BALIGIRA comes from the old prefecture …Lire »
Pascal Simbikangwa trial : Alain GAUTHIER ‘s hearing. President of the CPCR
Pascal Simbikangwa trial : Alain GAUTHIER ‘s hearing. President of the CPCR Mr President,Ladies and Glentlemen of the court,ladies and Glentlemen the jurors. “The print of a genocide: it is not fury,it is silence.” La fantaisie des Dieux, BD de Patrick de Saint –Exupéry et Hippolyte , Avril 1994. Here I stand infront of this court of justice,both as a family, victim of the genocide, and President of the CPCR : The collective of civil plaintiffs for Rwanda . An association which has legal standing to file civil cases against fugitives. A complaint was brought against Pascal Simbikangwa …Lire »
Kangura invites itself to the Assize
Kangura comes back to the Paris Assize. The last day was marked by an unfortunate “incident.” While the witness Eric Gillet, lawyer to the Bar of Brussels, finished his testimony, a Pascal Simbikangwa’s lawyer, master Alexandra Bourgeot short of arguments, dared to address the witness as follows: “You had some intimate relations with Rwandans! “Mid-question, half statement. Protests on the bench plaintiffs, on the side of the Advocate General and murmurs in the room. And add, with some malice: “You had a Rwandan girlfriend! “Not to say Tutsi! How to endure such insinuations in a criminal court, where a genocide …Lire »