2,000 genocide victims receive dignified burial in Rwanda

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2,000 genocide victims receive dignified burial in Rwanda

The remains of 2,073 victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda were accorded a befitting burial on Tuesday in Ngoma Genocide Memorial in Southern Province, reported Xinhua.

The remains were retrieved from mass graves in Ngoma village following a tip-off from a construction worker in October last year.

"I thank the security agencies, the Ngoma sector local leaders, the representatives of the umbrella body of genocide survivors' organizations, and all others who participated in the difficult task lasting for five months in searching for the remains of genocide victims," said Ange Sebutege, mayor of Huye district in the province, at the burial ceremony.

Speaking at the event, Jean Damascene Bizimana, minister of national unity and civic engagement, provided a chronology of events that led to the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, focusing particularly on the Huye district.

He conveyed messages of condolences to genocide survivors, relatives and friends of the victims whose remains received dignified burials.

Rwanda on April 7 commenced a week of national mourning and 100 days of commemoration to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, under the theme "Remember-Unite-Renew."

The commemorative activities will continue until July 4, marking the 100-day calamity during which more than one million people, mainly Tutsi and moderate Hutus, were killed.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

6 Comments
  1. Jennifer_84 says

    It’s heartwrenching to read about the dignified burials of the 2,073 victims of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. This tragic event should serve as a reminder of the consequences of hatred and division among communities. May their souls rest in peace.

  2. EmilySmith says

    It’s heart-wrenching to read about the dignified burial of the 2,073 genocide victims in Rwanda. The efforts of the security agencies, local leaders, and all those involved in the painstaking search for the victims’ remains are truly commendable. Remembering these events is crucial in promoting unity and renewal. My thoughts are with the survivors and families of the victims during this national mourning period.

  3. EmilySmith says

    I commend the efforts of the authorities, local leaders, and organizations involved in ensuring a dignified burial for the genocide victims. It is important to remember and honor the lives lost during such tragic events.

  4. EmilyJohnson says

    It is heartwarming to see that the victims of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda are finally receiving a dignified burial. The efforts of the security agencies, local leaders, and all others involved are truly commendable. Let us remember, unite, and renew as we honor the memory of those who lost their lives.

  5. EmilySmith says

    As a genocide survivor myself, I am deeply moved by the efforts made to give dignity to the victims. It’s crucial to remember the past in order to unite and renew for a better future. My heart goes out to all the families affected by this tragic event.

  6. EmilyWilson says

    It’s heart-wrenching to read about the dignified burial of the 2,073 genocide victims in Rwanda. The efforts of the security agencies, local leaders, and survivors’ organizations in retrieving the remains are commendable. Let us remember and honor the victims as we unite to ensure such atrocities never happen again.

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