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THE STORY OF RWANDAN REFUGEES DEPORTED FROM GABON IN 1997

Posted by rwandaonline on March 26, 2009

DOES ANYONE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO HUTU REFUGEES DEPORTED FROM GABON IN JULY 1997?

As reported by Magdeleine Brown in Britain

HUTU REFUGEES FORCIBLY REPATRIATED BY UNHCR GABON

 

This Picture is for one of the Rwandan Refugees deported from Gabon in 1997

This Picture is for one of the Rwandan Refugees deported from Gabon in 1997

On their arrival in Franceville, the UNHCR dispatched of one its staff from Cameroon  referring herself by one name as Louisa. She was accompanied by a Rwandan delegation Colonel Kayonga being one of them. She gave money to the Governor of Franceville and his commander of police who later coerced the Hutu refugee to go back home to Rwanda. Until today none knows the fate of those people who were repatrited by force by the UNHCR which was supposed to protect their plights. The world under Sadakko Ogata watched these innocent refugees being kidnapped and they never said any thing because they wanted to make Kagame happy. If anyone want the prove of the names of those who succumbed to death in miserable conditions at a place called KU KABINDI the former Caisse Sociale house,it is available on line on this blog.

 

 

WHEN THEY ARRIVED IN RWANDA WHERE DID THEY GO

They arrived in Rwanda between 9 and 12th July 1997 from Gabon International Airport of Mvenge in Franceville. They were whisked away from Kanombe International Airport to the place used to be known as KU KABINDI. The former National Security Fund (CAISSE SOCIALE DU RWANDA). Today is where the DMI offices are. They were subjected to all sorts of tortures. They were beaten. Men were squeezed their genital parts and they put red pepper in the women’s private parts. It was traumatizing moments as women narrate their horrific stories of what they went through in their own country without any substantiate accusations. Many people lost their lives there due to torture and hunger. Many people lost their lives due to injuries. they were tortured over 2 years. they were enied food, water, medicines because the RPF aim was to kill at least 40 people per day as it was said by Inspector Isa from DMI. This group had even some children as young as 2. one of them being a baby called AMANI incalcerated with her mother. There were some teenagers one ofg them being Mr.Ndangamira who was 11 by then. when Kamali tells his story and remember what happened to them in Mabuso (the name referring to torture chamber) tears start freely flowing. he mentioned a couple of names he can remember of the people who died there . some of those names are:

  1. Iyaremwe Daniel (Gaseke-Gisenyi) died  the 14.01.1998
  2. Uwimana Evariste (Kivumu-Kibuye) died the 03.02.1998
  3. Nzarora Theogene (Kibali-Byumba) died the 09.02.1998
  4. Sadiki Ntawumenya (Rubavu-Gisenyi) died the 14.02.1998
  5. Niyindora Laurent (Musebeya-Gikongoro) died the 18.02.1998
  6. Sindikubwabo Innocent (Maraba-Butare) died the 18.02.1998
  7. Bigilimana Bernard (Shyanda-Butare) died the 06.03.1998
  8. Singirankabo Oswald (Bulinga-Gitarama) died the 06.03.1998
  9. Rwaheru Felicien (Kiyombe-Byumba) died the 08.03.1998

All the above people others he couldnt remeber, what is obvious is that the list is endless. may the souls rest in peace. they were killed not because they were guilty of any thing ut simply because of their tribe.

 

 

 

 

 

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One Response to “THE STORY OF RWANDAN REFUGEES DEPORTED FROM GABON IN 1997”

  1. As I can see, the one who wrote the above article forgot one man’s name on the list of the deads. That man was from RUHENGERI and called CHARLES (He was tall and black and pure civilian but wasn’t separated from the Ex-FAR)

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