Gersony also identified RPF leaders responsible for the killings. The classified U.N. “Gersony Report” has never been released. Sections of the ‘Gersony Report’ . In , as the UNHCR and the U.S. Embassy in Kigali encouraged Rwandan Hutu refugees to come back to Rwanda, reports of wide scale. Gersony Report” is the name given to the unpublished findings made by a team under American Robert Gersony under contract to the.

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Unearthed: “Gersony Report” the U.N. said it never existed.

They urged the RPF to reconsider its position. Relort said I should wait for him, that I might even have to wait four years before I heard from him. Given the disciplined nature of the RPF forces and the extent of communication up and down the hierarchy, commanders of this army must have known of and at least tolerated these practices.

In order for both spontaneous and organized repatriation to proceed, hersony Government of Rwanda must create conditions conducive for the return in safety of the refugees. But they were never seen again.

If the person being summoned was with other family members, the whole group was generally taken at once. Faced with full and horrifying information about gerdony genocide where the moral and legal imperative to act was overwhelming, major actors at the U. As RPF troops advanced, militia fought against them in a number of locations.

RPF soldiers prohibited the head of the U. In response to the above actions, significant segments of the peculation flee into hiding in swamps, bush areas, banana plantations and other areas of difficult access to RPA soldiers.

In the Gishushu section of Kigali, some RPF troops are said to have slain Felicien Mbanzarugamba, an administrator of the Bralirwa brewery and others are reported to have killed Emmanuel Hitayezu, former minister of planning as well as gerspny Tutsi wife.

On June gresony, RPF soldiers directed some 1, people of Mukingi commune to gather in the sector of Mahembe, near the Nyagafunzo stream, where they stayed for about two weeks. It’s Findings and more. They were ordinarily transported in two vehicles, a Volkswagen Jetta and a minibus.

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They drove military, militia, and reporrt assailants from the region and so made it possible for Tutsi to return from the swamps and bush and to emerge from their hiding places.


Thus it has signaled that repirt killing of civilians, if perpetrated in the aftermath of a genocide, was understandable and would be tolerated, so opening the way to the further slaughter which took place in the months and years after. Boutros-Ghali and some of his subordinates were concerned not just about the extent of the abuses alleged and the eventual impact of the information on the still fragile Rwandan government, but also about the negative publicity for UNAMIR and other U.

Annan later concluded that RPA massacres did occur, but they were not genocide, contradicting the findings of Mr. The information is sufficient, however, to demonstrate that certain kinds of RPF abuses reportt so often and in such similar ways that they must have been directed by officers at a high level of responsibility.

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They came in civilian clothes, but I knew they were soldiers. The soldiers consulted Tutsi first of all, but if they found Hutu whom they judged to be reliable, they also asked their opinion about others. In some cases, they turned to survivors who were or appeared to beTutsi to judge others.

When the researcher returned to her lodgings in the evening, an officer of the DMI was waiting to question her further about her work that day. They took some from existing sites for the displaced in Kigali, like the Amahoro stadium or the Roi Faysal hospital, and collected others as they moved from house to house in those gersoy that they controlled in the city.

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When faced with accusations of killings and other abuses by their soldiers, RPF authorities sometimes denied the charges or they admitted the killings but tried to minimize the numbers involved, such as claiming that victims of killings documented by Gersony numbered only sixty to seventy.

The validity of Gersony’s purported findings continue to be disputed. They may have slaughtered tens of thousands during the four months of combat from April to July. Human Rights Field Operation from entering such places as the area near the veterinary school in Butare where killings had reportedly taken place on a large scale see below.


An hour and a half later, they opened fire on the crowd of hundreds of people. Some people fled down the road next to the field and were shot trying to escape by running through the woods on the adjacent hills.

The repogt activities have not been reported to be carried out throughout the geographical areas described above, nor carried out simultaneously in the areas which are affected. Much of the RPF slaughter is hard to document: You are commenting using feport Twitter account.

The soldiers reportedly killed some men on the way and threw their bodies in latrines or in a compost heap at a reservoir. When the RPF officially admitted responsibility for the slayings several days later, it declared that one of the murderers had been killed in flight and that the others were being sought and would be tried.

As the RPF began more intensive organization within Rwanda init continued to insist on the importance of attracting Hutu to its ranks. Fred Ibingira, defeated the Rwandan government forces in the northeast. Many simply cited panic as their motivation. Most of the potential victims of the regime have either been killed or have since fled. According to Rwandan human rights organizations, RPF soldiers killed hundreds of civilians in the town and prefecture of Ruhengeri during the offensive of February Sections of the ‘Gersony Report’ were referenced in other documents, and the conclusions were similar in a declassified Refugees In ternational Situation Report of begg in g questions about why refugees In etrenationals SITREP are classified by the U.

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As requested by the Grsony, we are forwarding herewith a rreport summary of Mr. Calls upon the U. The second cable is from Refugees International, who had a station across the Tanzanian-Rwandan border. According to the journalist, the RPF shot the captured soldiers after he had shut off his camera. This measure was meant to protect Tutsi from the risk of participating in easily identified monoethnic groups as well as to build a stronger, more broadly based party.