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U.N. official presses Burundi to move refugees from border with Rwanda
Published in Saudi Press Agency on 10 - 05 - 2005

Burundi should move hundreds of Rwandan asylum seekers from the border after they fled into the country because of fears of traditional community courts that are trying people accused of participating in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, a U.N. official said Tuesday, the AP repoted.
Some 5,000 Rwandan asylum seekers are living along the
border with Rwanda, said Catherine Lune Grayson, a
spokeswoman for the United Nations' refugee agency in
Burundi.
Most of the asylum seekers are from Rwanda's Hutu ethnic
majority, officials said.
More than 500,000 minority Tutsis and politically moderate
Hutus were killed in the 100-day genocide in 1994 in
Rwanda.
At least 760,000 Rwandans accused of crimes during the
genocide are to be tried by the newly established community
courts, known as Gacaca.
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