A People Betrayed

Melvern, Linda

| 2000

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Rwanda, 1994: around one million people die in a deliberately orchestrated campaign of murder. For five years, Linda Melvern has worked on the story of this great crime, and this book of investigate journalism is the result. It demonstrates how the great powers ignored clear signs of the coming catastrophe, refused to recognise the genocide when it began, and ignored obligations under international law, specifically the genocide convention. Secret documents leaked from within the UN Security Council prove that the circumstances of the genocide were suppressed or ignored. The author gained access to documents in Rwanda's capital, Kigali, that include the precise details of how international funding was used to pay for the huge quantities of machetes, hoes, razors, and axes which were imported, stockpiled and distributed throughout the country before the genocide began. Not only did the major...

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Betyg

Good day all well i faith this is a good book through the splendid story through the genocide in Rwanda god bless really have it good.

Monika Hgg

2010-01-14

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En fruktansvrt grym lsning om ngot som aldrig borde skett.