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Miriki: Forging Evidence to Kill Hutus in DRC

February 11, 2016

I received a link to this Congolese website benilubero.com, which features news items about atrocities committed against the local population in Beni Lubero, DRC. The pictures are beyond horrifying. People chopped into pieces, some disemboweled, men, women, children. Imagine for one minute what you would be ready to do if one of those victims happened to be a member of your family. Imagine what you’d be ready to do to the criminal if they suddenly found themselves in your custody. Suppose you stumbled on a phone conversation where the murderers talk about their crimes, totally incriminating themselves.

I clicked on the audio links in the article. The two conversations are in Kinyarwanda, my mother tongue. I was stunned. Not once does any of the persons in that conversation say what the article accuse them of saying.

The author pointed out 25 points which are supposed to incriminate Hutus. Not a single one of those points even remotely appears in the recorded conversations. The article is written in French, the audio is in Kinyarwanda and the target audience probably speaks French, Nande and maybe Swahili and Lingala.

The author is telling a bereaved Nande population whose members have been recently victim of massacres that Hutu immigrants are to blame for the horrendous crimes. He is basing his accusations on a conversation in a language that neither he nor his translator, does understand.

Any Kinyarwanda-speaking, ten year-old listener can tell the whole article is a blatant fabrication, not even a smart one. In the meantime, chances are Hutus in Nande neighborhoods are being hunted down as we speak. Based on a misleading translation.

Here is a scrupulous transcription of the audio conversations in Kinyarwanda along with the translation into French.

 

  1. FIRST PHONE CONVERSATION in Kinyarwanda

  • Oui ?
  • Olivier bite ?
  • Ngo ngwiki ?
  • Amakuru yanyu ?
  • Amakuru ni meza.
  • Est-ce que ni Olivier ?
  • None wari uzi se ko ari nde ?
  • Eh?
  • Ni we.
  • Ah, ni we, nari nakuyobewe nanjye ndikumva ijwi ari nk’iryahindutse. Bite se ?
  • None usigaye uba he se ?
  • Jyewe ndi mu nkambi Miriki.
  • I Miriki se wagezeyo ute, ahongaho n’ibyo wakoraga hano wagezeyo ute ? Burya mwatubeshyaga gutyo mwa ?
  • Oya, umva, ntabwo ari ukubabeshya. Ahubwo byatewe n’abayobozi mwaduhaye, aho batweretse ho kunyura niho twanyuze.
  • Hehe….aha.. (inaudible)
  • Oya none uziko hano Mirike ho turi uziko hari ikibazo cyaba kirimo ku buryo kuhagera ho bikomeye ?
  • None ko utari kuza se abandi ntituri kumwe ?
  • Ahubwo iyo umbaza gutyo, none se ko uzi ko twahunze mu kavuyo, hari umuntu wamenye..twebwe aho twabonye abenshi bari kwerekeza, ubwo ntabyo gupanga ukuntu turahunga ubwo niyo mpamvu wabonye abantu bose twapfuye kugenda turi mu kigare.
  • Imbunda wari ufite wayishyize he se ?
  • Muz…ntuza se muzehe ntiyari yaje kuyinyaka, aje kuyinyaka rero bon ndavuga nti non, buriya hari uko bavanguwe tu, nani musaza Lambert.
  • Heheh…
  • Ubwo re…
  • Mumerewe mute
  • Eh ? Allo ?
  • Mumerewe mute?
  • Wapi ko anari ibikuru se bya hano ko turi kuri MONUC twebwe ko nyine uri kubona tunatandukanye n’abo bahutu bari kwicara bari kutubwira ibigambo byinshi turi kujya no gushaka agati ko kuboha ugasanga turi gushaka gutemaniranayo ….na ni bibi tu, ntaho ari byiza.
  • None mwakwifunguye mukavamo se ?
  • Bon…oya, ibyo kwifungura, hano turacafite ubudahangarwa, ahubwo nkatwe b’abagabo ni twebwe dufite uburyo icyo gukora wenda ni twebwe twabona ukuntu tuvamo.
  • None se ba bategetsi banyu niba ari ba Bwigdi na ba nde bari kubabwira ngo iki ?
  • Oya nta…ejobundi baje gukoresha inama hano
  • Yee
  • Urabona buno bwoko bwose…Umuntu wese urimo wese witwa ngo atuye hano wo mu bwoko…yaba umusaza, yaba umugore, yaba umugabo, bose ni abamayi.
  • Yee
  • Ubwo nyine bakore kom…nani ntuze nani Administrateur yari yaje, ubwo tumanuka natwe tujyayo, inama barayikoresha ejobundi.
  • Yee
  • Ubwo noneho Admin yari atumye ….ni Délégué we bari batumye barabaza bati esi abamayi bari hano… kabisa hari igikundi cy’abantu benshi ati abamayi bari hano nibashyire urutoki hejuru. Bose bashyira hejuru bose bose abo wari uzi…”

 

Translation of the FIRST PHONE CONVERSATION into French

  • Oui ?
  • Olivier, ça va ?
  • Comment ?
  • Comment allez-vous ?
  • Ca va bien.
  • Est-ce bien Olivier ?
  • A ton avis ?
  • Comment?
  • C’est lui-même.
  • Ah, c’est toi, je ne t’avais pas reconnu, ta voix me semble différente. Et ça va ?
  • Tu vis où maintenant ?
  • Je suis au camp à Miriki.
  • Qu’est-ce que tu fabriques à Miriki ? Avec ce que tu faisais ici, comment es-tu arrivé à Miriki ? Vous nous avez mené en bateau à ce point ?
  • Non, écoute, il n’y a pas eu de mensonge. C’est à cause des dirigeants que vous nous avez donnés, nous avons pris le chemin qu’ils nous ont indiqué.
  • Hehe….aha.. (inaudible)
  • Tu crois peut-être que c’est difficile d’arriver là-bas à partir d’ici à Miriki?
  • Pourquoi ne viens-tu pas alors ? je suis avec les autres.
  • C’est ça qu’il fallait me poser comme question. Nous avons fui en désordre. Nous avons suivi le mouvement de foule, sans rien planifier.
  • Où as-tu mis ton arme à feu ?
  • L’autre-là, le vieux est venu me la prendre et bon, j’ai dit non. Les gens ont été sélectionnés, c’est sûr. Le vieux-là, Lambert.
  • Heheh…
  • Oui. Et…
  • (inaudible) comment allez-vous
  • Eh ? Allo ?
  • Comment allez-vous?
  • Ca ne va pas, (inaudible) nous sommes à la MONUC et nous sommes apparemment séparés (ou bien différents) de ces hutus. Ils ne peuvent pas la fermer. Même quand on va chercher du bois c’est à peine si on n’échange pas des coups de machette…la situation n’est pas bonne.
  • Pourquoi vous ne vous évadez pas ?
  • Bon…non, ici nous avons encore l’immunité. Nous les hommes, on y arriverait peut-être.
  • Et vos chefs, Bwigdi et les autres, qu’est-ce qu’ils vous disent ?
  • Rien …hier ils sont venus faire une conférence ici.
  • Oui ?
  • Tu vois toute cette tribu …Tout membre de cette tribu qui habite ici …les vieux, les femmes, les hommes, tous sont Maï Maï.
  • Oui ?
  • L’autre-là, l’Administrateur était venu, nous sommes aussi allés à la réunion. C’était avant-hier.
  • Oui ?
  • L’Administrateur avait envoyé son Délégué. Il a demandé à l’assistance qui était Maï Maï. C’étail une foule nombreuse. Il a demandé que ceux qui étaient Maï Maï lèvent le doigt. Tous ont levé le doigt ! … Tous ! … ceux que tu connaissais …”

 

2. SECOND PHONE CONVERSATION in Kinyarwanda

  • Allo ?
  • Bite se ?
  • Ni salama.
  • Ko ndi kumva ingoma nyishi hepfo iyongiyo bimeze bite ra ?
  • Imbuma ?
  • Yee
  • Twebwe ko turi…turi mu nkambi bari kuyomba ntabwo umuntu yapfa kuzumva
  • Aah
  • Uri kuzumva ahagana he ?
  • Iyongiyo mu i centre iyo iwanyu
  • Imbuma, ingoma ?
  • Ingoma, ingoma.
  • Ntuzi ko harimo ibiriyo se bya ba bandi bo bishe ?
  • Aah, niyo mpamvu bari kuvuza ingoma ?
  • Yee, harimo ibiriyo kabisa bigeze muri bitanu
  • None bishe abantu bangahe ?
  • Bishe bane, ni bane bishe.
  • Ee
  • N’uwo mu Mayi wabo ubanza bari kumubyinira ubwo kubera yapfuye uwo biciye iyongiyo hagana iyongiyo niba ari ejo hari hariyo intambara iyongiyo niba ari i Bukumbigwa.
  • Yee
  • Yee, ubwo rero uwo bishe i Bukumbigwa ahubwo ni uwa hano hafi y’aho turi ku nkambi.
  • Umumayi ?
  • Yee ni umumayi
  • Hari uwapfuye se ?
  • Yee, ng…hari uwo bishe da, bishe…”

 

Translation of the SECOND PHONE CONVERSATION into French

  • Allo ?
  • Ca va ?
  • Ca va bien.
  • J’entends beaucoup de tam-tams chez vous, qu’est-ce qui se passe ?
  • Des imbuma ?
  • Oui
  • Nous on est dans le camp …il y a un brouhaha, on ne les entend pas facilement
  • Ah
  • Tu les entends de quel côté ?
  • Au centre, chez vous.
  • Tu parles d’Imbuma ou d’ingoma (tam-tams)?
  • Des tam-tams.
  • C’et le deuil de ceux qu’ils ont tués, tu ne savais pas ?
  • Ah, c’est pour ça qu’ils jouent du tam-tam ?
  • Oui, il y a au moins cinq deuils en cours.
  • Et ils ont tué combien de personnes ?
  • Ils en ont tué quatre.
  • Eh !
  • Je crois qu’ils sont aussi en train de danser pour leur Maï qui est mort, ce lui qu’ils ont tué là-bas, là où il y avait des combats hier je crois, le lieu appelé Bukumbigwa je crois.
  • Oui
  • Oui, et donc celui qu’ils ont tué à Bukumbigwa était originaire d’ici, tout près de notre camp.
  • Un Maï Maï ?
  • Oui, un Maï Maï
  • Ah bon ? un Maï Maï est mort ?
  • Oui, il paraît qu’ils en ont tué un, ils ont tué… “

 

I’m sure benilubero.com serves some helpful purpose to the local population, but they really should stop fabricating evidence to incite gullible peasants into killing their neighbor who happen to be of a different tribe.

Link to the article:

Deux communications téléphoniques en Kinyarwanda dévoilent les complices des massacres de Miriki

 

 

 

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The Truth Behind the RWandan Tragedy by Remigius Kintu

June 29, 2014

A must read by Remigius Kintu.

The Following Document was prepared upon request and presented to the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda (ICTR), Arusha, Tanzania
March 20, 2005

http://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/bitstream/handle/2152/4486/3588.pdf?sequence=1

http://hungryoftruth.blogspot.be/2009/01/truth-behind-rwandan-tragedy.html

At last a movie telling the truth about Rwanda. Let’s fund it!

May 7, 2011

For 17 years now, Hollywood has been producing “Rwanda movies”. Basically, propaganda-laden tear jerkers invariably portraying Hutus as the bad guys, Tutsis as the victims and white folks as the good guys. Hotel Rwanda, Some time in April, Munyurangabo, Shooting Dogs…all tell the same Rwandan Government-approved story: Rwanda, 1994. Ugly, mean, brutal Hutus kill pretty, defenseless Tutsis. Every white resident of Rwanda jumps on a plane and leave the poor Tutsis to meet horrible death by Hutu machete. All of this might change today. An independent movie is about to cast an unbiased light on Rwanda- as well as on Burundi, the Congo and Uganda- thanks to the combined efforts of war reporter Keith Harmon Snow and movie maker A. M. Simone. Now we Rwandans of the diaspora need to fund this movie into existence. There are so many of us all over the world that, if each Rwandan living in Europe donated 10 euro, we’d be watching the movie next year. Or this year. But let’s hear it from Keith Harmon Snow himself “… our feature length documentary will explore the facts and propaganda about genocide and war crimes in Central Africa. Following the rise of Yoweri Museveni and Paul Kagame, the film will explore contested terrain about genocide and war crimes in Burundi, Congo, Rwanda and Uganda—and Western involvement—exploring the competing narratives about Hutus versus Tutsis, savages versus saviors, victims versus killers, entrepreneurs versus dictators, bystanders versus perpetrators, machetes versus machine-guns, masters versus slaves, white men versus black men and, at the root of it all, good versus evil. My heart breaks each time I review footage of survivors whose stories of suffering—interrupted by bouts of weeping—remain unheard and unacknowledged. Their tales of being hunted by foreign troops, eating roots and leaves, watching brothers drown in wild rivers, surviving massacres and “humanitarian” sector betrayals, carrying children who died in their arms—stories of utter hopelessness—are edge-of-your-seat real life tales of survival again and again and again. Having lived to tell the tale, these survivors now find hope in our efforts to make their stories known and reveal the deeper underlying truths that history seeks to bury along with the millions of dead. Their compassion, courage, resilience and humanity will bring people into greater consciousness about the essence of life and loss, hopes and dreams, liberty and love. Working in collaboration with Los Angeles based film director Ada O. Shaw, Water From the Roots of the Grass is becoming an award-winning and eye-opening documentary uniting journalism, art, politics, and cinema. This is an independent film production—the kind of work that does not get foundation grants easily or at all. Combining our efforts in our respective fields, we have the experience and the expertise necessary to create a truly groundbreaking film. This will not be a dry documentary listing facts and drowning the viewer in details, but a compassionate and moving story. It will not be Hollywood fiction built out of a billion dollar budget and billed as “a true story”, and it will not be my prejudiced version of events, but a colossal and cooperative effort in balance, perspective and equanimity, at once real and alive and shocking and compelling and beautiful. We hope to show you a trailer soon. But we need your help. I am also working on a book exposing the devastation wrought by multinational corporations and western interests in Central Africa—the extraction of timber, gold, diamonds—and the devastation of the rain forests. The book and film will confront the propaganda and expose the truths that involve us all, no matter how remote we might imagine them to be, and no matter how much we want to ignore it. Both book and film will address the “politics of genocide”, demand accountability and challenge impunity, because without this we cannot hope to build a better world. Understanding our seriousness and commitment, many people are putting their faith in us and supporting this project in non-financial ways. This is wonderful, and essential, but it is not enough. We recently received $300 in donations that went straight to Africa to rescue one of our sources, an incredibly courageous human rights defender who was on the run. Please make any donation you can as a way to help with what often seems like an impossible situation. Everything helps. Can you make a $1000 donation? If you donate $500 or above I will personally bring you back something special from Africa in proportion to the level of your support. Every $100 helps us bring this film to the screen. If you can only support us at the $20 or $10 level, please do: you are supporting my daily meals. The names of all donors (who so choose) will appear in the film’s thank-you credits. Please use PAYPAL on my website (www.ConsciousBeingAlliance.com) or send a check directly to: keith harmon snow, 84 Goshen Road, Williamsburg, MA 01096. We will soon have a dedicated web site for this film, with donation buttons there, but for now please use my current site. And, in the meantime, please also notify me by email so that we can add you to our mailing list and keep you abreast of developments. Please make a “FILM PROJECT” notation with your donation.”

The hutu genocide soon recognized?

August 29, 2010

This week the western media exploded with a reportedly leaked report on atrocities commited by Rwandan troops against hutu refugees during the 1996-97 invasion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They say because of the way the RPA (formerly RPF) systematically targeted rwandan AND congolese Hutus for extermination, those massacres might qualify as genocide.

Well, this is a good start, if a late, very late one, but when are we going to read about the RPF’s extermination campaigns against hutu populations in Rwanda FROM 1990?

I mean what does a mass murderer have to do these days for their acts to be recognized as genocide? Target a specific group for extermination? the RPF did that. Has been doing that for 20 years now. But for some reason, the UN, EU, US have been looking the other way. Aid has been pouring in from the West to fund the RPF regime’s military campaigns in the Congo and counterinsurgency-read mass murder- campaigns against Rwandan citizens. Now, 10 million dead Congolese and God knows how many million dead Rwandans later, the UN wakes up and goes “mmmh…could this be a genocide?”

More guns for Kagame, from Obama.

April 24, 2010

Some things in US politics never change. From the standpoint of Pambazuka News, Obama’s administration foreign policy in Africa in 2010 is going to be more guns for Museveni, Kagame and other US proxies. Exactly 300% more.

Kagame was successful in securing US support by profiling himself as a cool-blooded killer willing to do whatever was in America’s interest, like invading other African states, even 100 times bigger than his own (Rwanda can fit about 80 times in its gigantic neighbor DRC ), sending troops to fight US wars in Darfur and God knows wherer else, basically opening Rwanda’s legs to US/UK/EU rapists, a.k.a. corporations. That simple approach has worked wonders for Kagame because to this day he’s been tacitly given a license to kill and torture whoever he wants in Rwanda, which was the reason he got into politics to begin with. That is, if murdering two elected presidents (Habyarimana of Rwanda, Ntaryamira of Burundi in April 1994) and famously winning elections by a score EXCEEDING 100% of the vote in the very terrorized northern Rwanda can be called politics. If you thought that Africom was going away, wake up folks, it’s here to stay.