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06 July 2011 by Thijs Bouwknegt

“We cannot follow the proceedings at the Rwanda tribunal in Butare.” Lambert has no money to travel to Tanzania to witness the trial against alleged genocide suspects from 1994. The Rwandan would have loved to see the delivery of judgement against Arsène Shalom Ntahobali. He saw him at the university, seventeen years ago. “I would not recognise his face anymore,” he says. “But many people remember his crimes.” 

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30 March 2011 by Thijs Bouwknegt

It is winter, four years after the Rwandan genocide. Joseph Mpambara arrives at Schiphol airport, carrying a false Ugandan passport. He tells Dutch Immigration officials that he fled his village Mugonero in 1994. He says he feared for his life as Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) rebels massacred Hutus. Later, Mpambara feared persecution because he had testified in defence of his brother at the ICTR.

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