DON'T MISS : Talking Africa Podcast - Gates Foundation CEO: 'Stop stockpiling & deploy vaccines to Africa to avoid costly new variants'

Exclusive – Rwanda: Niger expels former génocidaires

By Jeune Afrique
Posted on Thursday, 30 December 2021 17:13

Rwanda Genocide Anniversary
Family photographs of some of those who died hang in a display in the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Kigali, Rwanda Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

A month and a half ago, in agreement with the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, Niger had agreed to accept eight Rwandan nationals convicted for their role in the 1994 genocide or acquitted by the ICTR. But a few days ago, a ministerial decree formalised their definitive expulsion from Niger.

These men are not nobodies. Some of them have left their names, written in blood, in the history of the genocide perpetrated against the Tutsis between April and July 1994. While some were acquitted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), others, convicted for their participation in the genocide have since served their sentences.