Shock, As Rwanda Discovered Mass Graves.

 24 years after the genocide era in Rwanda which led to the lost of more than 800 000 lives, more than 2000 bodies have been discovered by some residents of the community outside the capital, Kigali.
 The new discovery is being called the most significant in a long time in the East African nation that is still recovering from the 1994 killings of more than 800 000 people. The discovery of the graves in Gasabo district came just days after Rwanda marked 24 years since the mass killings emanated by the ethical war among the Tutsi and the Hutus.

 Between 2000 and 3000 people are thought to be buried in the graves based on the number of area residents who went missing during the genocide, Rashid Rwigamba, an official with the genocide charity Ibuka, told AP.

 The information leading to the discovery came from a local landlord who at first refused to answer questions about the suspected mass graves until he was threatened with arrest.

 At least 207 dead bodies have been exhumed from one of the graves and 156 have been exhumed from another, said Theogen Kabagambire.
Authorities have launched investigations and those found to have participated in the killings will be prosecuted.

Reports By Afrikmirror


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