As a result of the Rwandan trials, many of the war criminals were prosecuted and sentenced accordingly. After the RPF victory, the United Nations increased the size and strength of UNAMIR greatly, increasing their skill and equipment. In addition, the RPF created a new government similar to Habyarimana's pre-genocide government. The constitution of the newly formed government was based upon the Arusha accords and the declarations of numerous political parties throughout Rwanda. Moreover, the Rwandan Patriotic Front outlawed the MRND party, and they banned political organizing.
There has been many rebel movements that have and are currently still creating the DRC unstable (about.com). There has been lots of catalytic destruction caused by corruption. Mobutu Sese Seko was the president in 1965 (about.com). In order to keep his position as president for 32 years, he did many sham elections and used brutal force (about.com). In 1994, Ethnic strife, civil war, corruption and an increase in refugees had been caused by Rwanda and Burundi, had led to the fall of the Mobutu regime by a rebellion that was supported by Rwanda and Uganda and was led by Laurent Kabila (about.com).
...Some Hutu farmers joined in the killing because that allowed them to take over their Tutsi neighbors’ homes and fields. Against this backdrop, radio propaganda was a powerful tool to orchestrate a campaign of murderous violence against the Tutsi. By July 1994, soldiers, police officers, and militia members, frequently aided by ordinary citizens, had killed approximately 1,000,000 of their Tutsi neighbors in wave after wave of coordinated mass murder. The dead constituted about 85 percent of the Tutsi who lived in Rwanda on 6 April 1994 or roughly 11 percent of Rwanda’s entire population. When the RPF marched on Kigali, gaining control of the capital city on July 4, 1994, the genocide ended.
During the time of the genocide, the Hutu feared the minority as they remembered the past years of unfair ruling from the Tutsis. On April 6, 1994, Habyarimana`s plane was shot down. Violence then began immediately after that. The Hutus sent planes to kill at the Tutsi people. Many political leaders and other high profile opponents of the Tutsi were killed immediately.
Though it was never determined who shot the plane down, the Rwandan Patriotic Front, who were Tutsi rebels, have been blamed (The Rwandan Genocide). Immediately following the assassination, violence erupted in the capital city, Kigali. (Genocide in Rwanda) During the 100-day period after April 6, 1994, between 800, 000 and one million Tutsi people were slaughtered. (Genocide in the 20th Century: Rwanda 1994) On April 7, roadblocks began to appear and soldiers began scouring the country for any person whose identification card read “Tutsi”. Entire families were murdered, often by their own neighbors and friends, and occasionally by relatives through marriage.
On April 6, 1994, the deliberate and systematic extermination of millions of Tutsi ethnic people began to strangle the entire population of Rwanda. The genocide destroyed lives; those that survived were left without loved ones, and ordinary Hutus turned against their neighbors and slaughtered them. Those that led the sadistic massacres were Hutu extremists. They were able to eliminate from 800,000 to 1,000,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutu in Rwanda in less than 100 days, helped by almost 200,000 Hutu civilians. Killers used machetes, clubs, guns and other brutal weapons to dispose of their victims, often in places of congregation like schools and churches, as well as at road blocks set up by the government.
There are many possible explanations to describe the cause of this mass killing in Rwanda, but only few have been confirmed. It all started on that April day when citizens of Rwanda hear the tragic news that their President is de... ... middle of paper ... ...posed to the Rwanda crisis where the Hutus used media to promote their opinion on the Tutsis. These advertisements were for the torturing and killing of citizens (“Comparing the Holocaust”). All in all, the Nazi Holocaust and the Rwandan Genocide are not that different after all. Hotel Rwanda’s inspiration, Paul Rusesabagina has recently had an interview with Oprah Winfrey about his experiences during the genocide.
It was a mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu Majority government in East Central Africa. They murdered from 500,000 to 1,000,000 people. This genocide took place during the Rwandan Civil War. Hutu nationalists were the first to start this genocide. This genocide spread through the country like an epidemic; fast and deadly.
It lasted for 100 brutal days. The Hutus then began to slaughter the Tutsis because there was no government control, so it was a perfect time to rebel. There were two Hutu rebellion forces named the Interhamwe which means, “Those Who Attack Together” and the Impuzamugami which means “Those Who Have the Same Goal.” There were many people that killed people close to them. Co-workers killed co-workers, friends killed friends, neighbors killed neighbors, and husband killed wives. They did this to save their own lives.
Genocide is often considered products of military conflict. However, genocide is the destruction of a group’s ability to produced itself; to provide resources to the nourishment of its children and young adults and to protect itself from both the brutality of law enforcement authorities one may argue that the color blind racism, exceed. According to Darfur Scores (n.d.) “The genocide in Darfur has claimed 400,000 lives and displaced over 2,500,000 people. More than one hundred people continue to die each day; five thousand die every month.” In Sudan, civilians have continued to die because of both purposeful and ran... ... middle of paper ... ...rise. Works Cited Amnesty International (2007).