Fear as Thousands of Killers Come Home ; Rwanda: As the Nation Remembers Those Who Died in the Genocide 10 Years Ago, Survivors Say That Forgiving Is Impossible
Walsh, Declan, The Independent on Sunday (London, England)
It is a hill like any other in Rwanda. Curvy-horned cattle ramble along the dirt road. Lush banana groves cling to the slope, nestled between rows of simple, mud-walled dwellings. Some house the survivors of the genocide that blazed across these hills a decade ago. Others hold the killers that carried it out.
Virginie Mujawayezo, a 25-year-old Tutsi, lost her entire family to machete- wielding Hutus. Now the militiamen are her neighbours again. Two "genocidaires" live further up the hill. They were released from prison after pleading guilty and claiming repentance. Virginie does not believe them. "It's impossible to forgive," she said in her front room, her infant baby …
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Publication information: Article title: Fear as Thousands of Killers Come Home ; Rwanda: As the Nation Remembers Those Who Died in the Genocide 10 Years Ago, Survivors Say That Forgiving Is Impossible. Contributors: Walsh, Declan - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: April 4, 2004. Page number: 21. © 2009 The Independent on Sunday. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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