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GOTOVO, RWANDA - FEBRUARY 20: Mukamudenge Phoebi, A genocide survivor, (R) accuses a prisoner (in pink shirt) during a Gacaca meeting on February 20, 2003 in Gotovo, Rwanda. The prisoner was brought from nearby Gikongoro prison to listen to accusations from villagers. The villagers and the panel of judges (background) convene every Thursday. 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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