THE IMPERATIVE OF CONSERVING GENOCIDE EVIDENCE

An international conference that ended yesterday, sought to find ways of better conserving the remains of the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.  The conference was organized by the National Commission for the fight against Genocide (CNLG).

An international conference that ended yesterday, sought to find ways of better conserving the remains of the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.  The conference was organized by the National Commission for the fight against Genocide (CNLG).

The efforts at revisionism and negating the Genocide, demonstrate why it is of paramount importance that the evidence is conserved. It is usually the perpetrators or those who support the Genocide that constitute the deniers and revisionists.

One can only imagine how far such people would go in the absence of evidence.

The deniers’ primary goal is to ensure that the Genocide against the Tutsi and the memory of the victims are forgotten. To sow confusion and misinform, they peddle the double genocide theory.

With time, the survivors and witnesses will grow old, and may not always be there to recount what happened. Our children and generations to come must not be denied knowledge of this, the most tragic chapter in the history of our country.

The memorial sites, preservation of evidence and the literature about the Genocide, will ensure that the victims of the Genocide remain in our collective memory.

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