1994 Rwandan genocide testimony by N. Bahire Josette Hanyurimfura

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N. Bahire Josette Hanyurimfura, a boy from Cellule Kamatongo, Mahembe Sector of Commune Mukingi in Gitarama Prefecture, was in Remera, Kigali, on April 6, 1994, when the presidential guard killed some of the young men in his neighborhood. He escaped with his brother to Kacyiru where they were arrested and beaten but ultimately allowed to leave. They hid in an army soldier's home. On April 12, 1994, RPF Inkotanyi fighters reached Gisozi in Kigali, and all wives of army soldiers were taken to barracks in Kacyiru. Bahire, his brother, and the wife of the soldier who hid the boys, were taken to the barracks, but the wife bribed the soldiers with 20000FRW. The next day, they were taken to Gitarama Prefecture, but Bahire escaped and went back to his home in Mukingi and then to Byimana and Kabgayi. In Kabgayi, he noticed a Catholic priest from Byimana Parish carrying a gun as part of the Interahamwe. Bahire escaped Kabgayi and was rescued by RPF Inkotanyi on May 1, 1994.

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Handwritten testimony by a male secondary school student from Cellule Kamatongo, Mahembe Sector of Commune Mukingi in Gitarama Prefecture describing his experiences during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

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