Rwandan genocide survivors celebrate sentencing of former prefect

The main association of survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide on Wednesday celebrated the verdict of former prefect Laurent Bucyibaruta, who was sentenced on Tuesday to 20 years in prison by a Paris court for “complicity in genocide” and “complicity in crimes against humanity”.

“At least after all these years roaming free in France, he (Bucyibatura) was finally brought to justice,” said Egide Nkuranga, the president of Ibuka, an umbrella organization of genocide survivors’ associations.

“In addition, when a person like Bucyibaruta appears in court, we learn a lot about” the genocidehow it happened and we discovered other people who may have been involved,” Nkuranga added in statements reported by local media.

Still, Ibuka’s president said he would have preferred a life sentence rather than set a precedent for cases to be tried outside Rwanda, “where many people don’t know much about genocide or the magnitude of the genocide.” crimes of genocide

Source: El heraldo

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