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Rwanda has opened a formal investigation into the alleged role of 20 French officials in the 1994 genocide.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:11
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The skulls and bones of Rwandan victims rest on shelves at a genocide memorial inside the church at Ntarama just outside the capital, Kigali, Rwanda, August 6, 2010. (Photo by Reuters)

The skulls and bones of Rwandan victims rest on shelves at a genocide memorial inside the church at Ntarama just outside the capital, Kigali, Rwanda, August 6, 2010. (Photo by Reuters)

Rwanda has opened a formal investigation into the alleged role of 20 French officials in the 1994 genocide.

The Rwandan government accuses France of complicity in the genocide. The French officials are accused of supporting the Hutu nationalist government, which carried out the mass killing of an estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans, mainly from the Tutsi ethnic group. Paris denies the allegation.

“The inquiry, for now, is focused on 20 individuals whom, according to information gathered so far, are required by the prosecution authority to explain or provide clarity on allegations against them,” said Rwanda’s prosecutor general Richard Muhumuza.

He added that the probe would enable prosecutors to decide “whether the concerned individuals should be formally charged or not.”

Muhumuza said that he had contacted the French government and that full cooperation was expected.

The Rwandan genocide began following the shooting down of a plane carrying former Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana on April 6, 1994. Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira was also killed in the plane crash. They were both ethnic Hutus.

After the crash, Hutus who were in majority, were incited to commit acts of ethnic violence against Tutsis.

http://presstv.com/Detail/2016/11/30/495899/Rwanda-genoc

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