Rwandan activists have called on France not to allow the burial of a key instigator of the 1994 genocide, Theoneste Bagosora on its soil.
The agitators said they did not want Bagosora’s grave to become a pilgrimage site for those who supported the killings of 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus.
The activists group identified as Collectif des Parties Civiles pour le Rwanda (CPCR), in a statement maintained that France is already a “shelter for many suspects of the genocide and should not become a ‘pilgrimage site’ for people who support the genocidal regime”.
Manwhile, 80 year old Bagosora died in Mali on Saturday where he was serving a 25-five year jail sentence for war crimes.
He was a senior figure in Rwanda’s ministry of defence at the time of the killings.
It is however not yet clear where he will be buried but several members of his family live in France.