A horrific catastrophe that materialized into 100 days. Hutus took over Rwanda, Africa April 6, 1994 – July 1994. Roughly predicted 800,000 to 1 million Tutsi and some moderate Hutus were slaughtered in the Rwandan Genocide. Rwanda president juvenal Habyarimana retrieved from a round of Talksin neighboring Tanzania, he was later killed when his plane was shot down outside of the country’s capital, Kigali. The Rwandan genocide spread throughout the country with an astonishing speed of brutality.
The Holocaust vs the Armenian genocide What do the death of over six million Jews and the death of over one and a half million Armenians have in common? Genocide. Genocide is one of the ultimate crimes in modern society and in humanity. While all genocides are horrible events in history they do have some distinct differences from one to another. Genocides tear apart families, ethnicities, and countries while they are are happening and for many years to come.
Pol Pot, a leader in the Cambodian genocide that is similar to Hitler in the Holocaust, filled the people with hate of those “tainted with non-Khmer traits,” such as having an education, speaking a different tongue, or having a minority background (Bergin 33-34). These non-Khmers were given the title of the “old people,” and the rest of the community was called the “new people” (Bergin 29). In addition to this, the rich were displaced from their
Their goal was to purify the nation and extreme measures were taken to meet this goal, and many people ended up losing their lives in terrible ways. The United Nations define genocide as any intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious
Rwanda and 100 Days of Bloodbath: Lessons for Nigeria By: Adeyinka Abdulfatai TOMORI Sometime in the night of 6 April 1994, an incredible incident happened in Rwanda; the plane flying both the Rwandan President, Juvénal Habyarimana, who was from the majority Hutu and his Hutu president of Burundi, Cyprien Ntaryamira was shot down as it prepared to land in Kigali, the two presidents died as well as every other person on the plane. Responsibility for the attack was disputed, with both the RPF and Hutu extremists being blamed. This assassination set off a violent reaction, resulting in the Hutus ' conducting mass killings of Tutsis and pro-peace Hutus, who were portrayed as "traitors" and "collaborationists". This was the beginning of the popular
The Armenian Genocide caused generations of pain and loss of the rich heritage of the Armenians. Not only did the genocide cause major human losses, but also caused a major psychological and moral blow at the attempt to exterminate the Armenian nation from the root. The Armenian Genocide resulted with around 1.5 million Armenians massacred, with only around half a million surviving the genocide. The loss of family, friends and the Armenian community, the genocide had a staggering blow on the Armenian race. The survivors escaped with merely their lives and the horrid memories of the cruel and inhumane nature of the Young Turks.
I believe some Indians chose to react rather than give up their freedoms. Another reason rage increased was from the outsider’s unfaithful agreements. They proved to be ruthless and unrelenting. “From Yellow Wolf His Own Story” This story solidifies the malicious ways the outsiders used to solidify their unethical territorial domination. An ongoing battle broke out when Nez Perce Indians tried to escape the inevitable removal of their homes.
the plane was 3.5 miles Southwest of the Pentagon, making a 330 degree right turn, just four miles from the Pentagon. There were two reported calls from Flight 77, one from flight attendant Renee May that was to her mother and a call from passenger Barbara Olsen to her husband, telling him how hijackers had used box cutters and knives to take over the plane. At 9:38 a.m. Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon, killing all 64 passengers that were on the plane and taking lives of others. For the third time that day, innocent lives were taken.
Like a tsunami the 1994 genocide in Rwanda was an atrocious calamity that ripped through the already destabilized country of Rwanda. It lasted from the beginning of April 1994 till July of that same year. Even though this horrific event only lasted approximately 100 days the precursors of this genocide were evident nearly a century before. There are two main ethnic groups in the country of Rwanda and they are the Hutus and the Tutsis. The country was made up of approximately 90% Hutus and 10% Tutsis.
During its time of work in Arusha Tanzania, the international criminal tribunal for Rwanda has indicated 93 individuals that are considered to have committed serious violation of the humanitarian international law in 1994 Rwandan genocide. These individuals include high-ranking military and government officials, politicians, businessmen, as well as religious, militia, and media leaders. Some of the landmarks issued by the tribunal include the conviction of Rwanda’s former mayor Jean-paul Akayesu in 1998, where he was convicted of nine counts of genocide and crimes against humanity. During this judgement by the international court, it was the first time for the court to conclude that rape and sexxual assults are composed acts of genocide as they were committed with the intent to destroy the targeted group. Another tribunal by the international criminal tribunal for Rwanda the conviction of the prime minister during the genocide, Jean Kambanda, he was imprisoned to life in 1998 and this was also the first time for a head of the government to be convicted for the crime of
In some of the genocides of the recent past, such as the Armenian massacres, the Holocaust, and the Rwandan genocide, a pattern of causes are shown prior to the act of ethnic annihilation. For example, the hardships and difficulties that infect the nation produces an overwhelming feeling of defeat. But many that experienced it had believed it to be just when accusing a minority to be unreasonably responsible for it. They target that specific population as it is easily done for their past had been tormented with the same discrimination. As this is seen consistently throughout the unfortunate multitude of genocides, it can be used as a means of preventing the murder of innocent lives.