A Question of Murder

A Question of Murder Did a UN employee participate in the genocide in Rwanda and use UN equipment to track down his victims? Why did the UN continue to employ him after these allegations emerged?
"My sister's last words to me were to be a good girl and find her arm before they buried her", sobs Kwikwi. "What hurts me the most is that I couldn't find it". The man accused of murdering Kwikwi's family is UN employee, Callixte Mbarushimana. When international staff fled, he grabbed keys to the UN's communication offices and gave satellite phones to the militias. "He could transmit information to the army so they knew what the UN planned to do", explains survivor's spokesman, François Ngarambe. Mbarushimana also found evacuation plans, detailing safe havens for Tutsi UN staff. By the time other UN workers could rescue them, it was too late. "Someone killed them before we got there", laments Gregory Gromo Alex. Despite the strong evidence against him, the Criminal Tribunal decided not to prosecute. "They wanted to prosecute ring leaders and he didn't fall within that category", explains Ken Fleming, QC. Initially, the UN continued to employ Mbarushimana. When they terminated his contract, he sued them. He now lives in Paris and refuses to return to Rwanda to stand trial.

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