Rwanda: Arming the perpetrators of the genocide

Rwanda: Arming the perpetrators of the genocide

Index Number: AFR 02/014/1995
Date Published: 12 June 1995
Categories: Africa, Rwanda

This report describes the recent secret transfer of weapons and ammunition from several countries, including Albania and Bulgaria, to the exiled Rwandese armed forces in Eastern Zaire by traders in the United Kingdom using aircraft registered in Ghana, Nigeria, Ukraine and Russia. AI is concerned that these weapons are being transferred illegally to forces which are still under the command of those responsible for the genocide in Rwanda. AI fears that such transfers are likely to result in further human rights abuses.

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