The implication of trying genocide suspects in Rwandan Gacaca courts

Dear editor, I am actually interested in telling the whole world and Rwandans in particular, why so many people who committed genocide do not wish to be tried in a country where they committed the atrocities.

Dear editor,

I am actually interested in telling the whole world and Rwandans in particular, why so many people who committed genocide do not wish to be tried in a country where they committed the atrocities.

They know that if they come in Rwanda they will suffer a strong humiliation of seeing some people who escaped their plans still alive. Some killers didn’t expect to see any more Tutsi above the ground after their massive deaths.

They at the same time know that since the witnesses are in the country, they cannot make any tricks. Some people have been agitating for death penalty but it does real mean much to me.

The most torturous and actually humiliating experience one can face, is to see babies and innocent people you wanted to kill or actually ‘half killed’, still alive and willing to forgive you.

You look so small and remain haunted by your past. This is what the planners of genocide fear most!

In addition, there are other things that actually demand that the victims be tried in Rwanda, a place where they committed the crimes.

It helps for example, in reconciling people as justice will be done amidst the survivors who at the end of the day forgive them.

The sight of survivors on the other hand has at ‘some’ occasions in Gacaca courts, made the yesterday monsters cry and look remorseful.

All these scenarios create a healthy environment for the process of unity and reconciliation to continue. Let all the remaining suspects be brought to Rwanda so that the mentioned benefits can be got.

Rwamagana

 

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