Monday, August 25, 2003

Rwanda: election day

Here's my election round-up from yesterday.

And this is something I noticed just today .... Jean-Nepomuscene Nayinzira, one of the candiates challenging Paul Kagame, proposed granting amnesty to those involved in the genocide.
"If I am elected, I will use clemency and declare a general amnesty, except for those who planned the genocide," Jean-Nepomuscene Nayinzira said.

"For those who carried out the plan, nearly nine years after the fact, one must have recourse to amnesty," said Nayinzira ....

"Justice on a case-by-case basis risks creating a lot of conflicts," he said.

Nayinzira has held several ministerial portfolios since the genocide of 1994 ....