Rwanda: Call for Diaspora to Denounce Genocide Perpetrators

The Rwandan Embassy in the United States together with Rwandans in Tennessee and Kentucky, as well as friends of Rwanda, gathered for the 28th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

The event took place on Saturday last week at Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, and was preceded by the “Walk to Remember” that brought together more than 150 participant.

Bahati Kalisa, the President of the Association of Rwandans Living in the State of Tennessee in the United States, welcomed the Rwandans and friends of Rwanda who came to honor the victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi.

“I urge Rwandans living in the Diaspora to continue to point out and denounce the perpetrators of the Genocide against the Tutsi and those who deny and underestimate the Genocide and seek protection and comfort abroad, including here,” Kalisa said. “Continue to work with the Government of Rwanda and other relevant agencies to further eradicate the culture of impunity as there are international laws and documents established by Rwanda and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).”

Gatsinzi Basaninyenzi, a University Lecturer and Researcher who spoke at the event, discussed the topic and why it is so important to stand up to those who deny and belittle the Genocide against the Tutsi, as well as those who offend survivors in the United States.

Basaninyenzi cautioned Rwandans, especially the youth, to carefully examine the books they read about the subject since not all authors are telling the truth.