Jean de Dieu Mucyo

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11 April 2008 by J. COLL METCALFE

As she makes her way down the hill to the field she is preparing for planting, Anastasia Mukaruteke greets her neighbors with smiles. It is only when they are out of earshot that Anastasia drops the facade. "Killers, every one of them," she says. "Some of them even killed my family, but I pretend not to know because I don't want any trouble."

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08 May 2006 by Louis Martin Rugendo

Since 1996, 146,000 people in Rwanda have reportedly confessed to taking part in the genocide, according to the latest estimates IJT received from the national office for the Gacaca courts. In 1996, a procedure was introduced into the law for confessing and pleading guilty to crimes. This then became the leitmotif of the 2000 organic law governing the Gacaca peoples' courts attracting the support of an impressive number of people. However, the Rwandan society is paying a heavy price for the success of these confessions, taken both from people in prison and from people still at large in the hills.