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World genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda: a report commanded by Kigali Pointe "A heavy responsibility" of France

22:25  19 april  2021
22:25  19 april  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Vincent Biruta (L), le ministre rwandais des affaires étrangères, et Jean Damascene Bizimana (R), le chef de la commission rwandaise de lutte contre le génocide (CNLG), après la conférence de presse au ministère des Affaires étrangères à Kigali le 19 avril 2021 2021, lors de la présentation du rapport Muse, commandé par Kigali à un cabinet d'avocats américain, « indique que la France a rendu possible un génocide qui était prévisible ». . © AFP - Simon Wohlfahrt Vincent Biruta (L), Rwandan Foreign Minister, and Jean Damascene Bizimana (R), The Head of the Rwandan Genocide Commission (CNLG), after the press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kigali on 19 April 2021 2021, during the presentation of the MUSE report, commanded by Kigali to a law firm. American, "says France has made possible a genocide that was predictable. .

France has made the genocide against Tutsis possible, a genocide that was foreseeable: the main conclusion of the report on the role of France ordered in 2017 by the Rwandan government at a US law firm and made public Monday 19 April in Kigali. A report, which, like that of the Duclert Commission, concludes heavy responsibilities from the French state, but not to a complicity of genocide.

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with our correspondent in Kigali, Laure Broulard

"French officials have armed, advised, trained, equipped and protected the Rwandan regime of the time", that's what the lawyers of the Cabinet Levy Firestone Muse in this report presented in this report presented To the Rwandan government this afternoon. According to them, France did not take into account the willingness of the Government of Juvenal Habyarimana to destroy the Tutsis of Rwanda, and acted to strengthen and expand its power and influence in Africa.

Unlike the Report Duclert , the MUSE report evokes the period after 1994, and denounces a camouflage operation on the part of the French state, which would have buried its past in Rwanda, distorted the truth and protected genocidals.

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The survey is based on more than 200 interviews with witnesses, newspaper articles, academic work and official documents .... It does not conclude with a genocide complicity of France, and does not recommend prosecution against French politicians.

The Duclert Report and the MUSE report have different approaches, but convergent conclusions said Vincent Biruta, the Rwandan Foreign Minister at a press conference this afternoon.

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The MUSE report "indicates that France has made possible a genocide that was predictable", but "I think France did not participate in the planning of genocide and that the French did not participate in the killings and the abuses In this meeting, "said Rwandan Minister, ensuring that" the Rwandan government will not bring this issue to a court. "

The head of the Rwandan diplomacy considers in this interview that the publication of this report, a few weeks after that of the report of a French historian commission concluding to "heavy and overwhelming" responsibilities of Paris in the tragedy, will "contribute to reconciliation between France and Rwanda ".

"These two reports give rise to conclusions that are not the same, but they have the common point to move the lines and open a new political space," reacted Monday the Elysee by highlighting an "important step at look at the political word that accompanies it ".

On May 18, France will receive the Rwandan President Paul Kagamer in Paris as part of a summit on the financing of African economies, according to the French Presidency, recalling that Emmanuel Macron intended to "go to Rwanda this year ".

Report to the relatively moderate tone

France "carries a heavy responsibility for making possible a predictable genocide" in Rwanda. This is the conclusion of this Rwandan report but it does not accuse Paris of genocide complicity, no more than the French report Duclert published, three weeks ago. This is what makes Alain Gauthier, president of the collective of the civil parties, that the Rwandan government has sought, through this moderate report, to appease relations with France.

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