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 Gersony Report” is the name given to the unpublished findings made by a team under American Robert Gersony under contract to the.

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RPF authorities also obliged humanitarian agencies to move east. They brought men already wounded with their arms tied behind their backs. But after they wrote the new authorities with suggestions on how to win public trust, five of those who had signed the letter were taken to the communal office by soldiers and never returned home.

Although the subject of substantial speculation, the RPF slaughter of civilians has been poorly documented. When they [the Europeans] arrived, we were living side by side in harmony.

After this initiative failed, the RPF undertook on its own to halt the genocide. Gersony also identified RPF leaders responsible for the kill in gs. Some two hundred persons so indicated were taken away for interrogation. The group taught that Rwandans had lived in harmony before the colonial regime introduced distinctions among ethnic groups. During its journey, the team often took care to check with RPA military personnel and was always assured that it faced no security problems in the conduct of its travels.

At the first meeting, they read a list of names of men, in most cases just their Christian names. There the recruits killed civilians, first tying their arms and legs and then striking them in the head with a hammer or other blunt instrument.

The first day, I was imprisoned with fourteen people. The pressure brought by Annan, the U. High Commissioner for Refugees, who in turn informed the secretary-general. Massacres at Public Meetings. Although the brief visits to the field by U. The witness, described as credible by a former high-ranking RPF official, gave testimony that was convincing in its spontaneity and detail.


Roughly half of the interviewees in Zaire indicated that they had been urged to flee by former Government civilian and military officials in their home areas, or that on their own volition they had decided to flee with or immediately ahead of former army soldiers because of a general fear of the RPA not necessarily linked to direct negative experience. They further gathered information on about ten other communes and carried out interviews in nine refugee camps in surrounding countries.

We have taken vengeance for you in Bugesera After a few days, the new recruits were transferred to a RPF post at Masaka.

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RPF soldiers reportedly massacred or more of these people. Within a day or two of the renewal of conflict, RPF soldiers began assassinating persons associated with the Rwandan government, the army, or political groups thought to be hostile to the RPF.

According to witnesses, the RPF attacked gefsony mixed group of hundreds of civilians and militia at the hill Kanazi and killed all except three persons.

Its leaders may have been particularly concerned that the French might use the force to protect the interim government. During that month, they killed several hundred men, apparently after having interrogated them. Large numbers of bodies are reported to remain above the ground, where some are partially consumed by dogs. Ogata describes Gersony “formalizing his report for presentation to the commision of experts” on October 11, Instead, he had only “field notes” in “documentary form.

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

Security Council not to authorize the deployment of the proposed force as U. It could also be that such gsrsony were, at that time, at least temporarily diminished.

Alexis Kanyarengwe, was installed as deport of the movement. Soldiers asked the families of victims to point out the presumed killers. They will be held until a time comes when we can try them in properly constituted legal institutions.


In one case, a Rwandan officer who signed the Kigeme declaration mentioned above found twenty-three of his family slain near the town of Gitarama.

On June 20 and 23 and again on July 10, RPF soldiers reportedly attacked and each time killed some twenty people in Mugina gersnoy of Mugina commune in Gitarama prefecture. They invented different origins for us, children of Rwanda: RPF gersoony insisted that both personal acts of vengeance and more general killing of those thought to have committed genocide were prohibited.

Most of the potential victims of the regime have either been killed or have since fled.

In many cases, the soldiers sought out the targeted persons at their homes and also killed family members or others, presumably to eliminate any witnesses. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

gersoy Many civilians followed the retreating government soldiers, but hundreds of others sought safety in the stadium. The report was also potentially damaging to the United States, a strong supporter of the new Rwandan government. When the RPF first arrived at Gasharu, they found some fifty people at his residence, both family members and Tutsi to whom he had given shelter.

Some prepared to be political organizers, others to be soldiers. At one point, the soldiers separated the men from the women.

When the warning was ignored, RPF soldiers took to the field. Because she was a Tutsi and the niece of a RPF officer, she was able to prevent the execution of her husband.

At one reporh, the protesters met with Sendashonga and RPF chairman Kanyarengwe tovoice their fear and anger. The killings also served to reduce the population of Hutu males and discouraged refugees from returning to claim their lands.