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The Rwandan Genocide on Trial: Will Justice be Served in Paris?

For only the fourth time on French soil, a genocide and crimes against humanity trial opened today in Paris. The previous three all involved notorious Nazis or Nazi collaborators. This one puts in the dock 54-year-old Pascal Simbikangwa, a former head of Rwandan intelligence and one of the alleged orchestrators of a genocide that left nearly 800,000 dead in just 100 days. But what purpose does a trial like this one really serve?

Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Haxie Meyers-Belkin and Christopher Davis

By François PICARD

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Pierre CONESA

Former French Defence Ministry official

Simon FOREMAN

Lawyer representing the CPCR

Fabrice EPSTEIN

Lawyer for former Rwandan army captain Pascal Simbikangwa

Patrick de SAINT EXUPERY

Founder of the XXI Revue and author of "L'Inavouable : la France au Rwanda"

Benjamin SEHENE

Author of "The Ethnic Trap"

Eve IRVINE

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