News of Rwanda (Kigali)

Rwanda: French Media Point Finger At Paris Over Plane Crush

New findings have disclosed that France produced fake death certificates on two French Policemen and one woman who were shot dead in April 1994 soon after the attack of the former Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana's plane.

Two French Policemen bodies: René Maier, Alain Didot and his wife Gilda who were found dead in the house of the latter two in Kigali on 12 and 13 April 1994 are said to have been repatriated to France, through the capital city of the Republic of Central Africa, Bangui.

According to a French daily newspaper the ' Libération' investigations published on 10th January 2013, there are a lot more about France's role in the spark of the 994 Genocide against Tutsi. The Paper reports, the said Policemen died in April 1994 in Kigali after the attack against President Habyarimana's plane; which reinforces doubts about the role of Paris.

These new doubts rise due to fake death certificate that France issued. The aim of hiding the truth that the said people were all shot in Kigali seem to be unclear when it was known there were many internationals represented in Rwanda such as Embassies, International organizations and even United Nations peacekeepers.

Mysterious circumstances in which those three French nationals died implicate why Paris Government had to fake their death certificates or cook the issue to falsely make the World believe there was no connection between the Plane crush and Paris.

While investigating the attack against the plane of President Juvenal Habyarimana, a French Judge Marc Paris Trévidic had released a report in 1996, accusing the former Rwandese Patriotic Front (RPF) senior officials to have attacked the plane, but these new findings may force him to shun from his former stand.

What were the two French Gendarmes doing in Kigali?

It appears that in the early hours of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi, French gendarmes namely René Maier, Alain Didot were technical advisors to the then Rwandan authorities and three of them, including the wife to Alain Didot; all who were killed in Kigali in the early days of the historic genocide in unclear circumstances were also responsible for the newspaper, radio transmissions of the France Embassy, French cooperation mission; and that of the former Rwandan army.

A report by a French medium, Radio France International that quoted another French paper the 'Liberation' suggested that the role of France in the former Rwandan President's plane is not clear or that there are more fishy links to be uncovered.

What is the ambiguity?

French Army issued a fake death certificate concerning one of the two gendarmes, "Their bodies were repatriated to France via Bangui, where a French military physician established death certificates and one of them has now been confirmed as a forgery" reports the Liberation.

The question of the identity of the missile shooters has always provoked heated debate, the mystery furthers that; the doctor whose signature appears at the bottom of the René Maier doubt its authenticity.

It does not use the evidence from France media and lawyers some of them pointing their index fingers to their government which is the former colonial boss to Rwanda, and most importantly, the findings of the certificate "accidental death" which rose more doubts on why such twist was necessary for Paris government. It also leads to questions on whether or not the gendarmes participated in the shooting down of the plane, trained the shooters, observed or oversaw the activity.

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