German court opens Rwandan genocide trial | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 18.01.2011
Onesphore R., a former Rwandan mayor, is accused of organizing three massacres in which over 3,700 Tutsi were killed after seeking refuge in churches. He stands trial on charges of murder, genocide and incitement to both.
“R. was a wheel in the cogs of the genocide,” Dominic Johnson, Africa correspondent for the German daily taz told Deutsche Welle.
“If you like, he was one of many mayors in Rwanda who organized killings, who out of loyalty to the Rwandan state thought they had to participate in the eradication of the Tutsi minority, which is what the Hutu government at the time wanted.”
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