Final amnesty for perpetrators of Rwanda genocide

Thousands of Rwandans accused of participating in genocide have been offered a “final chance” to be released from prison if they confess their guilt and ask for forgiveness before a deadline next month.

A large proportion of Rwanda’s Hutu majority were drawn into the mass murder and, a decade after the killing was brought to a halt, prisons in the tiny central African state are still overflowing with around 90,000 alleged “genocidaires”. Rwanda’s government, founded by the rebel movement which ended the genocide, has long encouraged suspected killers to confess in return for lighter sentences such as community service. Full Story

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