I read with dismay yesterday’s story titled “Survivors shocked by Nyagasaza’s release”. It sounded strange to me because genocide suspect, Mathias Nyagasaza, had appeared before several Gacaca Courts and got ample time to defend himself.
I happened to have followed his case, and Nyagasaza was, in truth, given the opportunity to prove his innocence which he failed to do. It’s shocking to read that the Executive Secretary of the National Services for Gacaca Jurisdictions ordered his release. Perhaps, it would not have raised dust to grant Nyakasaza temporary release but the “special treatment” accorded to him causes some concern.
For instance, the Executive Secretary, Domitilla Mukantaganzwa, was on leave but found time to come back to the office and have Nyagasaza’s papers signed.
How many prisoners get such treatment?
I also find the explanation that Nyagasaza was sick and needed treatment from outside the prison wanting. Or should we release all sick genocide suspects currently in prison for “special medical treatment”? any way.
This case sounds fishy and I am appealing to the concerned authorities to investigate further.