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Colonel Blames Right Wing Military for Kigali's Nightmare

Card Number 10352

Number
10352
Author
Brazeal, Aurelea
Date
April 12, 1994
Ymd
19940412
Time
14:14:00
Time zone
CEST
Title
Colonel Blames Right Wing Military for Kigali's Nightmare
Cote
NAIROB 06551
Size
115791 bytes
Pages nb.
3
Language
FR
Abstract
Colonel Rusatira accuses the secret organization "Amasasu" for ordering the atrocities in Kigali. Along with other senior officers, Colonels Gatsinzi and Rwabalinda, he met with Defense Minister Augustin Bizimana on the afternoon of April 9, 1994 to ask him to condemn the atrocities and dismantle the group committing them. He asks the United States to encourage a French or Belgian intervention to stop the escalation of the fighting and protect the Rwandans. He claims that the President's death was the necessary provocation to trigger a long-devised plan.