By Jean Gatera
Genocide fugitives that have long eluded justice and found sanctuary in France have been plunged in fear following a letter by the French president to his Rwandan counterpart on the 4th of July – on the occasion of Liberation Day in Rwanda. In his congratulatory message to Rwanda on its 26th liberation anniversary, President Emmanuel Macron also expressed his wish “to see fugitives hiding in France face justice.”
The French President wrote, “following the decision to reinforce the means of the French judiciary in dealing with the cases relating to the 1994 Genocide of the Tutsi, the arrest last May of Félicien Kabuga consecrated a new stage in this fight which we carry out together against impunity.”
The letter has sparked anger and fear amongst circles of suspect masterminds of the massacres, rape, looting and other crimes against humanity; the big fish a number of whom, after their defeat, found their way to France. They and their allies have reacted on social and mainstream media with rage, which actually is “more of disguised fear than anything else,” observers say.
A network of deniers of the 94 Genocide Against the Tutsi, Jambonet – founded by offspring of masterminds and big fish of the ideology of genocide in Rwanda – looks particularly scared of a rapprochement between Rwanda and France. A source in Belgium told this news website that the Jambonet founders fear that some of their parents might face justice.
The extremist Jambonet published a letter to the French President, “Emmanuel Macron a trahi les Rwandais!” (Emmanuel Macron has betrayed Rwandans!), signed by Théogène Rudasingwa.
Rudasingwa is not an offspring or relative of genocidaires or perpetrators, however. This man – known best by the nickname “RedCom” by those that knew him from his student days at Makerere University in Uganda – made a deliberate decision years ago to join, and work with genocidaire circles in Europe or North America.
“Rudasingwa is a gun for hire, currently looking for money from suspects in crimes against humanity everywhere!” said a source that knows him well. Rudasingwa – a former member of the RNC terror outfit – now courts genocidaire circles in Europe. Rudasingwa, it is an open secret, is friends with Agathe Kanziga, the widow of former president Habyarimana, who is a guest of the French Government, and one who would be worried with efforts of that government to prosecute all genocide perpetrators given her central role in its implementation.
Scholars such as Antoine Mugesera, Andrew Wallis and others, have documented how Agathe Habyarimana and her inner circle of powerful relatives were the main masterminds of the Genocide against the Tutsi in 94. The scholars show that it was Agathe Habyarimana and her inner circle that planned the killing of Habyarimana – to precipitate the plan to exterminate the Tutsi that Habyarimana and his entire regime were the planners.
Some media reports say the French Police already is looking into several extradition requests by the Rwandan authorities for genocide suspects that have long enjoyed asylum in France. According to the reports, on the list of those Kigali requests to extradite are: Agathe Habyarimana, Eugene Rwamucyo, Laurent Bucyibaruta, Claude Muhayimana, Wenceslas Munyeshyaka, and Charles Twagira.
“These people will not be sleeping easy from now onwards,” laughed a source in France.
Macron’s letter comes after the arrest in France of one of the most wanted genocide fugitives, Félicien Kabuga, in May this year. International relations specialists point to “a process of normalization in France-Rwanda relations that is going well.”