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US Obstructs Burundi Massacre Investigation (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 09:28 AM
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US diplomats are obstructing UN efforts to investigate into a massacre related to the 1994 Rwandean genocide. 160 Tutsi Congolese were murdered on August 13th in the refugee camp of Gatumba.
 



english.aljazeera.net
Washington delayed a UN statement supporting an investigation into a massacre in Burundi out of disdain for the International Criminal Court, French diplomats have said.


The Security Council statement, initially drafted by France in mid-November and now transformed into a resolution, is finally expected to come to a vote on Tuesday after the US agreed to a compromise.

Based in The Hague in the Netherlands, the court is the first permanent world tribunal set up to prosecute individuals for war crimes, genocide and other gross human rights abuses.


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In it's sempiternal endeavour to obstruct the international rule of law, Washington is now resorting to Boycott tactics on genocide issues. I don't know if that's the best idea.




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