Research type: Newspaper Article
When Rwandan genocide perpetrators come face to face with survivors
Rwandans who participated in the 1994 genocide against Tutsi are coming face to face with survivors to openly ask for forgiveness in a country where reconciliation is now preached by the state and religions. At Nyamata Parish in Bugesera District, eastern Rwanda, Pierre Butoki, a former genocide perpetrator in the area knelt down holding a candle, was sprinkled with spiritual water and listened to hymns and praise by clerics and other Christians. The man is a former police and was a member of Interahamwe militia responsible for mass slaughters during the genocide.