Genocide in Rwanda - one of the most heinous crimes of the 20th century

There is hardly anything more cruel and senseless than genocide.The most amazing thing that this phenomenon did not emerge in a dark and fanatical Middle Ages, and the progressive 20th century.One of the most horrific massacres began the genocide in Rwanda, which occurred in 1994.According to various sources, whereas in this country for 100 days were killed by 500 thousand. Up to 1 mln. People.Immediately the question arises: "In the name of what?".

Causes and participants

genocide in Rwanda - is the result of a century of conflict between social and ethnic groups in the region, Hutu and Tutsi.Hutu accounted for about 85% of the population of Rwanda and Tutsi - 14%.Last ethnic group, being in the minority, since ancient times was considered the ruling elite.During the 1990-1993 biennium.the territory of that African country's civil war burned.In April 1994, a military coup brought to power a provisional government consisting of representatives of the Hutu.With the help of the army and the militias' Impuzamugambi "and" Interahamwe "the government began the destruction of Tutsis and moderate Hutus.On the part of the Tutsi conflict involved the Rwandan Patriotic Front, aimed at the destruction of the Hutu.July 18th, 1994 in the country was restored relative peace.But 2 million. Hutus emigrated from Rwanda for fear of retribution.Thus, it is not surprising that at the mention of the word "genocide" immediately arises in the mind of Rwanda.

Genocide in Rwanda: the horrific facts

state radio, which is controlled by the Hutu, promoted hatred against Tutsis.It is often through coordinated action thugs, for example, transmit information about the hiding places of potential victims.

Nothing breaks the way of human life, as genocide.Rwanda - vivid proof of this assertion.So, at this time it was conceived about 20 thousand. Children, most of which are the result of violence.Modern Rwandan single mothers persecuted by society with its traditional perception of rape victims, and even some patients with HIV.

11 days after the start of the genocide, at the stadium "Gatvaro" has collected 15 thousand. Tutsis.This has been done only in order to simultaneously kill more people.The organizers of this mass slaughter allowed the crowd with tear gas and then opened fire on the people, and throw grenades at them.Although it seems impossible, but survived this horror girl named Albertina.Seriously wounded, she hid under a pile of dead, which included her parents, brothers and sisters.Only the next day, Albertina was able to get to the hospital, where he also held the raids "sweeps" of Tutsis.

genocide in Rwanda to make people forget their vows and representatives of the Catholic clergy.For example, recently in the framework of Mezhdunarodngo UN tribunal considered the case of the Catholic priest Athanase Seromba.He was accused of participating in a conspiracy that resulted in the destruction of two thousand. Tutsi refugees.According to witnesses, the priest gathered the refugees in the church, where they were attacked by Hutus.Then he ordered the destruction of a church with a bulldozer.