Monday, July 24, 2006

Rwanda Trials Still Going On

Twelve years after the Rwandan genocide, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda is slowly bringing the killers to book. What's weird is that the court sessions have apparently become a destination for Western tourists "doing" Africa.

Court officials said tourists, perhaps intrigued by the horror of Rwanda's 1994 genocide or the psychology of its alleged perpetrators on trial, were making the trek to the ICTR headquarters in increasing numbers.

Although the novelty of court had worn off among locals who had lived with the court in their backyard for 12 years, foreign visitors were on the rise.

One ICTR official said: "There are so many tourist arrivals that at times, it is only them in the public galleries",...

Fine, so long as someone sees justice being done.

There's been a spate of new books on the Rwandan genocide recently, too. Check out:

Paul Rusesabagina's An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography He was the hotel manager upon whom the film Hotel Rwanda was based.

Immaculee Ilibagiza's Left To Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

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