- A report of inquiry into the assassination of former President Juvenal Habyarimana has revealed that Hutu extremists were behind the assassination of the president in 1994.
The investigations set up by President Paul Kagame and conducted by British defense experts has concluded that Hutu extremists conspired that killing their own leader would sabotage the implementation of a power-sharing accord that Mr Habyarimana agreed with the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF).
The assassination of the President triggered the ethic war that led to the death of an estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus by militias during a 100-day killing-spree in April 1994.
The seven member panel has worked for over two years collecting and analyzing thousands of documents and interviewing nearly 600 witnesses who either observed what happened or had information directly related to the attack.
It also used the services of ballistic experts from the United Kingdom’s National Defence Academy for advice and analysis.
The United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has convicted only a few dozen people for their role in the genocide, with many other suspects still at large.
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