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Transcript of Rwanda Genocide/Discrimination
By. Jessica, Aubrey, Josh, and Mike
Why they were Targeted/ Who was Responsible
When: in early 1990s
Where: Rwanda located in Africa.
Targets: Moderate Hutus and Tutsis
When, Where, and Targets
~800,000 Moderate Hutus and Tutsis were massacred.
People were killed in the street by grenades, guns and machetes.
While many Hutu went on killing, a few found themselves able to resist. Such resistance was often necessary for Tutsi to survive the genocide.
~100,000 childern were left oprhans
April 6, 1994, President Juvénal Habyarimana of Rwanda was returning from a summit in Tanzania when a surface-to-air missile shot his plane out of the sky over Rwanda's capital city of Kigali. All on board were killed in the crash.
Hutu extremists profited the most from Habyarimana's death. Within 24 hours after the crash, Hutu extremists had taken over the government, and blamed the Tutsis for the assassination, and began the slaughter.
What Sparked the Genocide
Hutu extremists within Rwanda’s political elite blamed the entire Tutsi minority population for the country’s increasing social, economic, and political pressures. Tutsi civilians were also accused of supporting a Tutsi-dominated rebel group, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF). Through the use of propaganda and constant political maneuvering, Habyarimana, who was the president at the time, and his group increased divisions between Hutu and Tutsi by the end of 1992.
President Juvénal Habyarimana
Compensation for Wrongs Committed
The civil war and genocide only ended when the Tutsi-dominated rebel group, the RPF, defeated the Hutu perpetrator regime and President Paul Kagame took control.
Parallel between Rwanda Genocide and
The parallel is that the Hutus used a scapegoat for their problems just like Abigail accused people for her own good.
President Paul Kagame
Rwandan Hutu militiamen fear returning to Rwanda, believing they would be targeted by revenge-seeking Tutsis.
Mathieu Ngirumpatse, president of the Hutu extremist National Revolutionary Movement for Democracy and Development; Edouard Karemera, the party’s former vice president; and Joseph Nzirorera faced life in prison and execution on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.
Personal consequences including remorse, depression, guilt, and lifelong pains of government and UN members.
The physical and mental effects on the victims of the genocide.