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« Le Rwanda est en proie à un véritable génocide » : c'est en ces termes que le rapporteur de l'ONU a qualifié les massacres de Tutsi

Card Number 29834

Number
29834
Author
Duprat, Florence
Author
Fourniou, Valérie
Date
30 juin 1994
Ymd
19940630
Time
24:00:00
Time zone
CEST
Uptitle
Journal de 24 heures
Title
« Le Rwanda est en proie à un véritable génocide » : c'est en ces termes que le rapporteur de l'ONU a qualifié les massacres de Tutsi
Subtitle
Les soldats français de l'opération Turquoise tentent d'arracher les blessés à la mort. Ce soir les premières évacuations ont débuté.
Size
21245 bytes
Pages nb.
2
Source
Public records
INA
Type
Transcription d'une émission de télévision
Language
FR
Abstract
- "Rwanda is in the grip of a real genocide": it is in these terms that the UN rapporteur described the massacres of Tutsi. René Degni-Ségui also called for the creation of an international tribunal to judge those responsible for these atrocities.
- French soldiers, as part of Operation Turquoise, try to rescue the wounded from death. Tonight the first evacuations have started.
- He was injured with an ax and a machete. He's not even 10 years old. With him 18 children, all evacuated from the southern region of Kibuye in Rwanda, where they had taken refuge to flee the massacres. It was a French patrol that found them. Hidden in the mountains, hoping not to meet those of the other ethnic group who pursue them night and day and who do not hesitate to put children to death. Lieutenant-Colonel Bolelli: "We have located the most seriously wounded. And from there we are evacuating them. We will continue the evacuation in principle tomorrow morning. Tonight we will have evacuated 96 wounded".
- These are the first wounded evacuated to the rear base of Operation Turquoise, in Goma, on the Zaire border. For five days the doctors and nurses of this hospital had been waiting for them, and all those who did not dare to come out of their hiding place, hiding somewhere in the hills under the shelter of the forest.
- About 2,000 Tutsi have been refugees in the hills of Bisesero for two and a half months. They are threatened by bands of Hutu who increase the pressure a little more every day. So much so that the French naval commandos, who are there to protect them, asked for reinforcements this afternoon.