Rwanda To Honour Top Politicians Murdered in 1994

for sale geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Over 14, 000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi are buried there, including 12 politicians who were killed for standing against the genocidal government in 1994.

The official mourning period, known as Icyunamo, continues until 4 July 2014 – Liberation Day.

Among the politicians buried at Rebero are former Prime Minister, Agathe Uwilingiyimana, and members of the Liberal Party Landouard Ndasingwa, Charles Kayiranga, Jean de la Croix Rutaremara, Augustine Rwayitare and Aloys Niyoyita.

The former President of the Constitutional Court Joseph Kavaruganda is also buried at the memorial. They will all be honoured at today’s event.

A keynote address will be given by the President of the Rwandan Senate, Jean Damascène Ntawukuliryayo.

Remarks will also be given by Minister of Internal Security, Sheik Mussa Harerimana, the President of IBUKA, Jean Pierre Dusingizemungu, Senator Jean Damascene Bizimana and the Mayor of Kigali, Fidele Ndayisaba.

Rwanda has for the last three months been holding events to commemorate 20 years after genocide in which one million people mainly Tutsi were killed at the hands of the genocidal regime of Juvenal Habyarimana.


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