Inquiry into role of 20 French soldiers in Rwanda genocide underway
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Inquiry into role of 20 French soldiers in Rwanda genocide underway

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Authorities in Rwanda have begun an inquiry into the possible involvement of 20 French army officers and other officials in the 1994 genocide, in a move which the Rwandan prosecutor general says would deepen the already strained relationship between Paris and the government of Rwanda.

“What we announced is the beginning of an inquiry into the role that some of the French officials could have played in the events that took place here in 1994 in the genocide,” Rwanda’s prosecutor general Richard Muhumuza told Reuters.

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He said the inquiry would examine the possible role of 20 military and other officials, but he did not name them.
“Up to now, we cannot say that we already have something sufficient to make charges on those people. This is why we need to talk to them and hear their version of the story,” he said, adding he hoped those named would agree to be questioned.

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