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September 7, 2022

Documents showing that France has allowed the Tutsi's genocide

T Date Author Abstract Source
D13 octobre 1990Galinié, RenéFrench Defense Attaché supports organized peasants in self-defense groupsAmbassade de France, Kigali
D24 octobre 1990Galinié, RenéThe French military attaché in Kigali informs Paris of the preparation of the Tutsi's genocideAmbassade de France, Kigali
D20 juin 1991Quesnot, ChristianGeneral Quesnot proposes to withdraw a company from Rwanda. Mitterrand opposesPrésidence de la République (fr)
D23 février 1993Quesnot, Christian"After […] the withdrawal of our troops, President Habyarimana should not be able to remain at the head of the State"Présidence de la République (fr)
D3 mars 1993Denoix de Saint Marc, RenaudSaved by the French army, Habyarimana is "disoriented and out of breath". Mitterrand decides to resort to the United Nations and hopes to be able to change his soldiers into peacekeepersPrésidence de la République (fr)
D2 avril 1993Denoix de Saint Marc, RenaudFrançois Léotard: "RPF advance with troops in plain clothes". One more reason for French soldiers to equate Tutsi with RPF combatantsPrésidence de la République (fr)
D8 avril 1994Germanos, RaymondClaiming that the presidential guard eliminates Tutsi from Kigali, Operation Order Amaryllis recognizes de facto that genocide has begunEMA
D11 avril 1994Boisbouvier, ChristopheFrench ambassador Marlaud states on Radio France internationale that the new rwandan government is conform with the Arusha peace agreementsRFI
D13 avril 1994Bentégeat, HenriAdmiral Lanxade: "Now it is the Tutsis who will massacre Hutus in Kigali". Juppé and Mitterrand agree to withdraw the peacekeepersPrésidence de la République (fr)
D6 mai 1994Artiges, GuyColonel Vincent, head of Belgian military technical cooperation, incriminates Hutus opposed to the Arusha Accords, including Colonel Nsabimana, for the attack on Habyarimana's planeAuditorat militaire belge
D16 mai 1994Rwabalinda, EphremGénéral Huchon: "We must provide without delay all the evidence proving the legitimacy of the war waged by Rwanda in order to return international opinion in favour of Rwanda"FAR
D22 mai 1994Sindikubwabo, ThéodoreTheodore Sindikubwabo, Interim President, thanks François Mitterrand for his support "until today"Présidence de la République (rwd)
D24 mai 1994Quesnot, ChristianGeneral Quesnot: "The coming to power of a minority similar to the Khmer Rouge is a guarantee of regional instability"Présidence de la République (fr)
D28 mai 1994Barril, PaulBarril support contract with the Interim rwandan government: Barril commits to supply 20 men and ammunition for US $ 3,130,000
PJune 1994Turnley, PeterFrench soldier training new recruits for the Rwandan army or militia during Operation TurquoiseCORBIS
D15 juin 1994Bentégeat, HenriFrançois Mitterrand decides on Operation Turquoise and proposes that it go as far as Kigali to protect certain sitesPrésidence de la République (fr)
D16 juin 1994Juppé, Alain"France requires that those responsible for these genocides be tried"Libération
D22 juin 1994François Mitterrand : "If this country were to come under the Tutsi domination, a very minority ethnic group, which finds its base in Uganda […] it is certain that the process of democratization would be interrupted"Présidence de la République (fr)
D22 juin 1994Bentégeat, HenriFrançois Mitterrand : "Our intervention does not seem desired by anyone, even by those we want to save. No doubt they prefer that there are no witnesses to their victory"Présidence de la République (fr)
D22 juin 1994Germanos, RaymondOperation Turquoise order does not speak of genocide. It orders to contact the local authorities to incite them to restore their authority though they are responsible for the massacres, the authorities opposed to the massacres having been eliminated. It aims to counter the offensive of the RPF and plans to go as far as KigaliEMA
D25 juin 1994Rosier, JacquesReport on Colonel Rosier's secret meeting with Minister of Defense Augustin Bizimana and Minister of Foreign Affairs Jérôme Bicamumpaka. "I told them it would be catastrophic for their image that new massacres take place"COS
D29 juin 1994Isnard, Jacques"A Tutsi can become an RPF fighter"Le Monde
D4 juillet 1994Ministère des Affaires étrangèresThe FAR and militias will not be disarmed in the safe humanitarian zone. "The issue of the demilitarization of FAR and militia within the protected perimeter may arise. At this stage, it is proposed not to fix this mission to the Turquoise force"Min. Défense Paris
D15 juillet 1994Almost all political figures of the government folded in Gisenyi is held responsible for the massacres. There is no provision for arrest and trialQuai d'Orsay
D15 juillet 1994The Élysée, in the person of Hubert Védrine, opposes the arrest of the ministers of the Rwandan interim Government refugees in the humanitarian zonePrésidence de la République (fr)
D19 juillet 1994France invites the representative of Rwanda to leave the Security CouncilQuai d'Orsay
D1998"The perpetrators used Soviet-made SA 16s (based on missile debris found at the scene of the attack)". Why did the French soldiers, who went to the crash site and collected these exhibits, never put them to justice?Min. Défense Paris
D22 avril 1998Quilès, PaulGeorges Martres : "Colonel Serubuga, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Rwandan Army, rejoiced at the RPF attack, which would serve as justification for the killings of Tutsi"MIP
D13 mai 1998Quilès, PaulAmbassador Jean-Michel Marlaud acknowledges being involved on April 8, 1994 in a meeting at the France's Embassy to form the Rwandan interim governmentMIP
D7 juillet 1998French military technical assistants were on the scene of the wreckage of the presidential plane about fifteen minutes after the attackEMA
D20 octobre 1998Lefort, Jean-ClaudeJean-Claude Lefort, vice-president of the Parliamentary Information Mission: "The field of suspects is reduced to those who had access to the crash zone in the hours following the attack"MIP