1994 Rwandan genocide testimony by Séraphine Nyinawumuntu

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Séraphine Nyinawumuntu, a girl from Cellule Rambyanyana, Karambi Sector of Commune Masango in Gitarama Prefecture, describes how her family escaped on April 24, 1994, seeking refuge at an aunt's home in Gatovu because she was married to a Hutu. A gang attacked the home the following day but was repulsed by some villagers. Séraphine trlls that some gangs would arrest people and force captives to pay ransom. Captives who paid the ransom were released while those who did not were killed. With some relatives, Séraphine sought refuge in Karambi. She and others hid in a pit latrine. Those who fell sick had nowhere to get medicine and some died of illness. She went to Gikongoro to another aunt who was married to a Hutu, lying to get through barriers erected by gangs. Later, Séraphine's mother joined her at Gikingoro, but they were attacked by another gang and Séraphine was beaten.

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Handwritten testimony by a female secondary school student from Rambyanyana Cell, Karambi Sector of Masango Commune in Gitarama Prefecture describing her experiences during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

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