The Rwandan government received a report commissioned by a Washington law firm on Monday. The report pointed out the role of France but did not consider its “active role” in the Tutsi genocide.
After submitting the Duclet Committee report to Emmanuel Macron on March 26, the Rwandan government received on Monday, April 19, the Washington-based Muse about France’s presence in Tutsi. Commissioned report on the role during the Holocaust. Caused 1 million deaths in Rwanda between April and July 1994.
This report entitled “Foreseeable Genocide: The Role of the French State in the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda” is not the first time Rwanda has commissioned it in connection with French intervention. Two years after the breakdown of Rwandan diplomatic relations, in 2008, the head of state and former leader of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), Paul Kagame, asked the Mucho committee named after its president to gather inside and outside Rwanda. testimony.The conclusion of the committee is “The French government played an active role in the preparations. Execution of genocide” And ask “The Rwandan government reserves the right to lodge a complaint against the responsibilities of the French government.”
Thirteen years later, the concept of the “active part” that could imply collusion in the law disappeared from the Muse report, which may be to extend the peaceful relationship between the two countries since Emmanuel Macron came to power. .
At the end of 2018, France expressed support for the candidacy of Louise Mushikiwabo, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Rwanda, the head of the French-speaking international organization.Representing France in the 25th anniversary celebrationE On the anniversary of the genocide, on April 7, 2019, Paris sent an email to Rwandan parliament member Hervé Berville in a strong symbolic gesture. At the Elysee Palace, Emmanuel Macron received a delegation from Ibuka, the main survivor’s association, and decided to commemorate the Tutsi genocide from now on. Finally, he announced the establishment of a committee of historians to study the role of France in Rwanda from 1990 to 1994.
The Vincent Duclert Commission, composed of more than a dozen members, has access to all national archives for a period of two years, except for those closed archives, such as the National Assembly.His 1,200-page report is entitled « French, Rwandan and Tutsi genocide (1990-1994), “A series of responsibilities, heavy and overwhelming” French countries, mainly specific staff of President François Mitterrand, but no complicity in genocide “If that’s the case, we are referring to the desire connected with genocide.”
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