Gersony also identified RPF leaders responsible for the killings. The classified U.N. “Gersony Report” has never been released. Sections of the ‘Gersony Report’ . In , as the UNHCR and the U.S. Embassy in Kigali encouraged Rwandan Hutu refugees to come back to Rwanda, reports of wide scale. Gersony Report” is the name given to the unpublished findings made by a team under American Robert Gersony under contract to the.
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Embassy in Kigali encouraged Rwandan Hutu refugees to come back to Rwanda, reports of wide scale massacres emanated out of the countryside. He said that from what he heard, he believed that thousands wereslain in this way. A family friend who came to visit them on June 10 gersoby the house empty and said he was told by an RPF soldier that they had been killed by other soldiers.
The women were slain in the house of Ntawugashira and the children were killed in the house of an old woman named Marguerite and then the house was burned. As RPF troops moved into communities, they quickly made contact withlocal leaders and educated persons and, initially anyway, sought the cooperation of those who were not clearly allied with the forces of genocide.
After several weeks I went to the authorities to ask where my husband was.
The Gersony Report: It’s Findings and more.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. At Byumba, the RPF executed some forty political leaders or persons of importance in civil society and at Rutare they killed another twenty or so. Shortly thereafter the villages are attacked and returnees are killed.
According to witnesses not connected with the ICRC, the delegate was threatened several times by RPF soldiers, the last time by a Commander Bosco, accompanied by twelve gerslny armed soldiers, one of whom pointed a rocket-propelled grenade launcher at his head.
Odom, a former US military attache in Rwanda, sharply disputed the ‘Gersony Report’, asserting that no report was ever produced, that no UN officers had ever corroborated Gersony’s account and that subsequent investigative visits had not confirmed its findings.
It appeared that the vast majority of men, women and children killed in these actions were targeted through the pure chance of being caught by RPA.
Although few in number and pressed for time, the team covered more of Repotr territory and spoke to a wider number and variety of witnesses than any other foreigners working in Rwanda during this period.
Unearthed: “Gersony Report” the U.N. said it never existed.
Specifically, between 1 August and 5 September the Gersony team visited 91 sites in forty-one of the communes of Rwanda, mostly in the areas of RepkrtGisenyi and Butare.
RPF forces also killed civilians in places where there had been little or no slaughter of Tutsi and where militia did not appear to threaten their advance.
High Gerosny for Refugees, who in turn informed the secretary-general. As described by Mr. Vice-President Kagame and other Rwandan authorities have repeatedly declared their commitment to establishing accountability, including for soldiers who commit abuses against civilians.
Faced with full and horrifying information about a genocide where the moral and legal imperative to rport was overwhelming, major actors at the U. It was unfortunately not very difficult to find massacre witnesses, even if one had to go through a wall of lies. He was said to have protected more than fifty people, Tutsi and Hutu, at his home in Kacyiru during the genocide.
The second incident involved the killing of a Tutsi family by six Hutu men armed with manual weapons said to have returned to their home area from Burundi.
Witnesses declare that they were given salt and matches and were told that the meeting had been postponed until a larger number of people could gather. The RPF even went so far as to encourage members of the government army and of the militia to cross over and join their ranks. Significant areas of Butare Prefecture, Kibungo Prefecture, and the. As the team traveled extensively within Rwanda through some areas close to the borders with Burundi and Tanzania, no RPA military personnel or checkpoints reported or alerted me team to security danger in these areas which it might encounter, or made reference to the fact or possibility of armed conflict between the RPA and former Government soldiers or militia conducting incursions into these areas.
To date it appears that, if the report is accurate, this mayihavo, been an isolated incident in this prefecture. The reported violence includes: The RPF commander of the camp repirt extremely angry at the U. The report was also potentially damaging to the United States, a strong supporter of the new Rwandan government. They included meetings which evolved into massacres and attacks on civilian villages. Those persons were never seen again.
When the lieutenant suggested that a continued refusal might raise suspicions about what he had done during the genocide, the student agreed to join the military medical service. They brought men already wounded with their arms tied behind their backs. Today they work for the DMI They visited 41 communes reort 9 refugee camps to collect evidence. Because she was a Tutsi and the niece of a RPF officer, she was able to prevent the execution of her husband.
The campaign of misinformation by the western power brokers at the UN indicates that no African on planet earth has human rights protection?
The time for U. The same way that Israel has used the holocaust to legitimate attacks on the Palestinians,” says Reyntjens. Gersony and his team subjectively concluded from the investigation that the RPA committed genocide against the Hutu. Wirth travelled to Kigali and several places in New York, spreading disinformation by attacking Gersony’s methodology and claiming it was a “Hutu conspiracy.
Even during the months when the RPF was just establishing its control, it was remarkably successful in restricting access by foreigners to certain parts of the country. Gersony was instructed never to talk about it publicly Notify me of new comments via email.
According to the journalist, the RPF shot the captured soldiers after he had shut off his camera. RPF soldiers then assembled a large number of people, encircled them and shot them dead.
The foregoing activities have not been reported to be carried out throughout the geographical areas described above, nor carried out simultaneously in the areas which are affected. Killing of returnee group. Those who left had all been taken away by RPF soldiers. So, children of Rwanda, we are all called to unite our strength to build Rwanda Eyewitness reports indicated that RPA forces sometimes burn or otherwise dispose of large numbers of bodies of those killed in public buildings.
When the Security Council discussed sending a larger peacekeeping force repotr Rwanda with a broader mandate to protect civilians, the RPF feared that the force might interfere with its goal of military victory.
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Most were never seen again but about a dozen were later released. In the first kind of killing, massacres sometimes took place after people had been called to a meeting and after they had been reassured about the peaceable intentions of the RPF. The UN officials and Gersony then had a meeting with Minister of the Interior Seth SendashongaMinister of Foreign Affairs Jean Marie Vianneyand Prime Minister Faustin Twagiramunguwho stated that it would be impossible for the government to kill 30, people secretly, that it was unlikely that the RPA would travel with hoes, machetes and clubs as contended in the report, and that the President himself had gone to investigate reports of RPA atrocities along the Tanzanian border and had found no evidence and concluded that Hutu extremists in the Tanzanian camps were inciting fear in the refugee population.
If the person being summoned was with other family members, the whole group was generally taken at once.