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When two Presidents are Murdered and the UN Remains SilentJennifer Fierberg, MSW Salem-News.com
Why has there been no serious UN investigation into this crime?
(WASHINGTON DC) - Nineteen years ago today the Falcon 50 Jet carrying two heads of state in Central Africa was shot down by a surface to air missile.
Presidents Juvenal Habyarimana of Rwanda and Cyprian Ntaryamira of Burundi were both killed along with their aides and the French crew members.
Theories and testimonies of how and why this happened have been surfacing since the day it happened. Numerous reports such as THE MUTSINZI REPORT, Marc Trevidic’s report, Judge Bruguière's Report, as well as theories about the missing black box and testimonies of former loyalists to President Paul Kagame of Rwanda have all sought to answer the questions raised regarding this tragedy.
The interesting thread that weaves through all of these reports is the question of ‘Was Paul Kagame involved in this terrorist act or not?’ That question remains unanswered to the satisfaction of any investigator.
A glaring question persists, why has the death of two presidents gone unpunished? Why has there been no serious UN investigation into this crime? One group has decided to call upon the UN to conduct such an investigation.
The Global Campaign for Rwandan’s Human Rights has published a statement today calling for the UN to investigate this crime once and for all.
This group was established by young human rights and peace advocates from around the world who are concern of continuing lack of Human Rights for Rwandans in Rwanda and other countries.
Their full statement is below and unedited:
April 6th marks the time of remembrance of the Genocide in Rwanda for those who are allowed to publicly remember their loved ones who were brutally murdered. This time of remembrance does not take into account the period of 1990-1994 and those who perished in the northern part of Rwanda at the hands of the RPF. But that is a story for another time.
The phrase “Never Again” has been said again and again. This writer hopes that one day it will actually be put into effect.
Jennifer Fierberg is a social worker in the US working on peace and justice issues in Africa with an emphasis on the crisis in Rwanda and throughout the central region of Africa. Her articles have been published on many humanitarian sites that are also focused on changing the world through social, political and personal action.
Jennifer has extensive background working with victims of trauma and domestic violence, justice matters as well as individual and family therapy. Passionate and focused on bringing the many humanitarian issues that plague the African Continent to the awareness of the developed world in order to incite change. She is a correspondent, Assistant Editor, and Volunteer Coordinator for NGO News Africa through the volunteer project of the UN. Jennifer is also the media co-coordinator and senior funding executive for The Africa Global Village (www.africaglobalvillage.com) Jennifer comes to www.Salem-News.com with a great deal of experience and passion for working to stop human right violation in Africa.
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