War Crimes And Genocide In Rwanda

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The frequency of war crimes and genocide in Rwanda was portended by the commencement of the Civil War. Madsen (21) explains that, more than 1200 Bagogwe people, a group of the North-western Rwanda related to the Tutsis were massacred by Armed Forces of Rwanda while “irregular Hutus” slaughtered Tutsis all through the northern and southern regions of Rwanda. The complicity of the RPF in the repeated violation of Interntional Law was replete in their actions during the Civil War. Thousands of civillians were the targets of brutal attacks. Rusesabinga(22) in an account of one of the attacks on a prison states that:
The RPF opened the gates of Ruhengeri prison, freeing many prisoners and enrolling them as fighters. The RPF also engaged in heavy
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