Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Rwanda's reaction

Predictably, the BBC notes,

Rwanda has angrily rejected calls by a French judge for President Paul Kagame to stand trial over the killing of his predecessor, which sparked genocide.

Rwanda's foreign minister said France was trying to cover up its own complicity in the 1994 killings of some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

Maybe Kagame and RPF were involved. The downing of Habyarimana's plane still hasn't been solved, though Hutu extremists in the Rwandan armed forces and presidential guard have been blamed (see my previous post) and it makes more sense that they were responsible given the apparently non-spontaneous nature of the events that followed. As the Wikipedia article notes, though, there is substantial dispute.

Either way, of course, there is no chance of getting Kagame to stand trial.

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