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Rwandan Genocide Suspects Who Confess to Go Free

Thousands of Rwandans accused of participating in the country’s 1994 genocide will be released from prison if they admit their guilt and ask for forgiveness before a deadline next month, the government said Monday. The tiny central African nation has been grappling with the question of justice since 1994, when Hutu extremists slaughtered 800,000 Tutsis and Hutu moderates in around 100 days. A large swathe of Rwanda’s Hutu majority was drawn into the killing and a decade later jails are still overflowing with about 90,000 inmates awaiting trials that would take more than a century to complete using formal systems of justice. Full Story

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