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President Paul Kagame is a Master of Political Assassinations

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In March 1994, Mr. Gacamumakuba, Mayor of Tumba Commune, was killed by Kagame's death-squads.

On April 6, 1994, Kagame's commando launched a missile attack that destroyed the plane carrying Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana and the Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira, their respective delegations and the French crew members. The death of these two Hutu Presidents is widely believed to have triggered the resumption of hostilities that culminated into what is known as the genocide against the Tutsis.

On April 7, 1994, Kagame's death squads conducted selective assassinations of 120 people in Remera neighborhood, KigaliCity. They mainly targeted intellectual Hutus. Among the victims were Mr. Sylvestre Baliyanga, former Governor of Ruhengeri, Mr. Claudien Habarushaka, former Governor of Kigali and Mr. Emmanuel Bahigiki, former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Planning.

On June 23, 1994, the RPF soldiers massacred clergymen at Rwesero Seminary. Among the victims were Abbot Joseph Hitimana, principal of the seminary, Abbots Christian Nkiriyehe, Athanase Nkundabanyanga, Alexis Havugimana, Faustin Mulindwa, Fidele Mulinda, Celestin Muhayimana, Augustin Muhayimana and Gaspard Mudashimwa. Other victims include Sisters Annonciata and Carolla.

On June 5, 1994, the RPF soldiers decapitated the Rwandan Catholic Church, killing three Bishops, numerous priests and deacons at Gakurazo in Gitarama. Among the murdered clergymen, most of which Hutus, were the Archbishop of Kigali, Vincent Nsengiyumva, the Bishop of Byumba, Joseph Ruzindana, the Bishop of Kabgayi Thaddee Nsengiyumva and Mgr Innocent Gasabwoya.

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Augustin Munyemana is a Rwandan expatriate. He is an independent investigator and a civil rights activist
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