Genocide witnesses 'killed to stop testimony'
Witnesses to Rwanda’s genocide are being intimidated and killed to stop them testifying in court against those who took part in the 1994 slaughter of up to 1 million people, it was claimed yesterday. Genocide suspects who fear prosecution are behind a spate of recent murders intended to deter people from cooperating with the courts, according to Ibuka, an umbrella organisation for genocide survivors. One or two survivors are being killed on average each month, but recently three were killed in the south-western province of Gikongoro, it said. All were potential witnesses. In the most recent case a man was killed and dismembered in front of his family as a warning to other potential witnesses, the group said in a statement. Full Story