EDITORIAL: History will finally catch up with Genocidaires

The people in Rukumberi, in the Eastern Province, might soon see justice delivered after waiting for over two decades.Jean Paul Birindabagabo, alias Pastor Daniel Bagabo, one of the most notorious killers during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi had been running a church in Uganda under an assumed name for the last ten years.

The people in Rukumberi, in the Eastern Province, might soon see justice delivered after waiting for over two decades.

Jean Paul Birindabagabo, alias Pastor Daniel Bagabo, one of the most notorious killers during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi had been running a church in Uganda under an assumed name for the last ten years.

The cooperation between Uganda and Rwanda, through Interpol, made the arrest possible. Currently, Interpol has about 160 Rwandans on its Red Notice, the majority of them wanted for Genocide crimes.

Many of them live openly in western and African capitals, and most, unlike Birindabagabo, did not bother to switch identities because it seems they have nothing to fear. This sense of security has grown over the years as countries hosting Genocide suspects blatantly disregard Interpol Red Notices.

But as the saying goes: patience is a virtue. Come today or tomorrow, the crimes will catch up with them since genocide is an imprescriptible crime; the crime cannot fade away by lapse of time.

If the subject of the Genocide against the Tutsi could receive a tiny bit of sympathy as that shown toward the recent terrorist attack in Paris, the impunity that walks the streets in France and other countries would ebb. But that is day dreaming because the blood that was spilt on Rwandan soil did not belong to Charlie.

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