12.12.07 - RWANDA/GENOCIDE - SURVIVORS WILL SOLEMNLY THANK 14 "JUST" FOR THEIR ACTIONS DURING THE GE

Kigali, 12 December 2007 (FH) - Survivors of the of Rwandan Tutsi genocide will solemnly thank Thursday 14 "just" Rwandans, 8 men and 6 women, who saved while risking their own lives wanted people in 1994, it was announced Tuesday in Kigali.
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"They are ordinary people, who had neither the money, nor the power. Only their hearth guided them. Their gestures prove that it was possible to save people during the genocide ", explained during a press conference of the Kigali press, Benoît Kaboyi, executive secretary of Ibuka, the main organization of genocide survivors.

This solemn recognition, which has already been done before, will be the main event of a conference which will be organized the same day by the Rwandan association Memos Learning from History in partnership with Ibuka and the association of the widows of the genocide (AVEGA). For these associations, the goal of this ceremony is to recognize the merit of people who "were quite simply driven by a highly human feeling".

This conference, which has for topic of "recognizing the just and their acts of bravery during the Tutsi genocide in order to build a better future", is financed by the Institute of Social Research of Hamburg, in Germany.

The number of people recognized as "just" since the beginning of these ceremonies could not be specified by the organizers.

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