Double standards by rights groups promotes impunity

Several so-called human rights organisations, such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, have worked tirelessly to block the extradition to Rwanda of suspects of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, despite the overwhelming evidence attesting to their role in the Genocide.This is very absurd, because, in the semblance of advocating for their rights, these organisations tend to forget, either deliberately or otherwise, the seriousness of the crimes committed by the suspects.

Several so-called human rights organisations, such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, have worked tirelessly to block the extradition to Rwanda of suspects of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, despite the overwhelming evidence attesting to their role in the Genocide.

This is very absurd, because, in the semblance of advocating for their rights, these organisations tend to forget, either deliberately or otherwise, the seriousness of the crimes committed by the suspects.

These organisations have stood side-by-side with the fugitives, who are responsible for orchestrating the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, in which over one million people were killed.

Their double standards is further evidenced in the fact that they do not provide alternative solutions to ensure that the fugitives are brought to court, notably in  countries where they assume justice can be better rendered.

It is unfortunate that the so called human rights advocates turn a deaf ear to the plight of Genocide survivors, whose lease of life lies in seeing those who killed their loved ones face due justice, irrespective of jurisdiction.

If the protection rendered to the suspects does not end, the culture of impunity will prevail.

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