FDLR leaders’ indictment big lesson to genocide suspects

Editor, The move by German Federal Prosecutors to indict the two senior rebel leaders of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) is good news to people who have been terrorized by this murderous group. It’s also a big lesson to other suspects who commit crimes and escape into exile. No matter how long it takes, the law will catch up with them.

Editor,

The move by German Federal Prosecutors to indict the two senior rebel leaders of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) is good news to people who have been terrorized by this murderous group.

It’s also a big lesson to other suspects who commit crimes and escape into exile. No matter how long it takes, the law will catch up with them.

The hands of Ignace Murwanyashyaka, who is the political leader of FDLR and his deputy, Straton Musoni are tainted with the blood of innocent civilians killed in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda.

Though, their indictment has taken years, I am so happy that the German government has finally taken action against these killers.

I was in eastern DRC and people in Goma were jubilant when news of Murwanyashyaka’s indictment reached them. Many Congolese say they are ready to testify against Murwanyashyaka and Musoni.

We must support this move because it’s part of the campaign to end the culture of impunity in the region.
Why would human beings kill each other? Is man evil by nature? It makes me sick every time I read stories of Africans killing their own people. This must stop.

Daniel Mugabo
Kigali

 

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