French commission releases genocide enquiry report

A report by a French parliamentary commission has cleared France of direct involvement in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, AFP said today. The report rejects charges implicating France in the genocide but it also “points to errors and shortcomings of French authorities in Rwanda without forgetting the attitude of the international community,” including Belgium and the United States, commission head Paul Quiles told AFP. The 1,200-page report, due to be made public today, is the result of the commission’s nine-month enquiry into France’s role in events leading up to the genocide.

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