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KARAMA, RWANDA - FEBRUARY 19: Deo Kayitana, 50, (R) a genocide survivor, meets for the first time with Joseph Rwandekwe, who he accuses of killing his wife, children and stealing his cows during the genocide of 1994 February 19, 2003 in Karama, Rwanda. Mr. Rwandekwe was recently released from prison as the government freed old, sick and underage genocide suspects. Mr. Kayitana visited him to talk about the horrible things that happened in 1994, and to reconcile with the accused murderer of his family. 800,000 mainly Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in about one hundred days in Rwanda in 1994. About 100,000 prisoners accused of the genocide are still in prisons nine years later awaiting trials. Rwanda is currently trying to cope with these problems of crime, punishment and reconciliation through village trials called Gacacas. Gacaca, which means on the grass, is a traditional way of solving disputes between local communities and involve juries of residents. 11,000 gacacas are currently trying to resolve crimes from the genocide. (Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson)
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