When: April 7- July 4, 1994
After the assassination of President Habyarimana on April 6, 1994, Hutu forces began murdering Tutsi and moderate Hutu military and political leaders. Despite the scale of the genocide being known worldwide, no one intervened as as many as 800,000 people were brutally murdered. The Genocide in Rwanda and the world’s decision to do nothing revealed the entrenchment of colonial legacies and resulted in the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda that served as one of the first international tribunals since Nuremburg and was the first to prosecute the crime of genocide.
The above is a photograph from the 2019 book And I Live On: The Resilience of Rwandan Genocide Survivors of Sexual Violence by Samer Muscati and is among other photographs exhibited at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Robert Langen Art Gallery in 2019.
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