June 22 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Paris Court of Appeal has annulled this Wednesday the dismissal – issued in September 2022 – of the investigation into the inaction of French forces during the Bisesero massacres, which occurred in Rwanda in 1994.
The Parisian Justice has now annulled this order because it considers that “it was a matter of procedure”, which led to the filing of the case in 2022, the RFI station has reported.
This decision will cause the case to be referred back to the investigating judges of the Paris court’s division for crimes against humanity.
These magistrates will be in charge of deciding whether or not the five French officers involved in the case should be tried.
The soldiers of ‘Operation Turquoise’ have been accused of “complicity with genocide” by the Survie and Ibuka associations, as well as by the International Federation for Human Rights and by six survivors, since they consider that they knowingly abandoned the Tutsi refugees in Bisesero, according to the station.