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Marin Gillier : « Nous sommes allés [à Bisesero] et nous y avons trouvé des centaines de cadavres, certains anciens, d'autres beaucoup plus récents »

Card Number 3617

Number
3617
Author
Bilalian, Daniel
Author
Boisserie, Philippe
Author
Maisy, Éric
Date
1er juillet 1994
Ymd
19940701
Time
13:00:00
Time zone
CEST
Uptitle
Journal de 13 heures [2:25]
Title
Marin Gillier : « Nous sommes allés [à Bisesero] et nous y avons trouvé des centaines de cadavres, certains anciens, d'autres beaucoup plus récents »
Subtitle
Pour la première fois, des soldats français ont sauvé des guerriers tutsi dans la zone des combats.
Size
11128158 bytes
Source
Public records
INA
Type
Journal télévisé
Language
FR
Abstract
- A first false note about the French operation in Rwanda: the special rapporteur of the UN Commission on Human Rights, who is an Ivorian, describes the French presence in Rwanda as "political intervention" and "which doesn't necessarily help matters," he says. "France would rather be interested, he continues, "in including itself in a neutral force".
- On the ground for the first time, French soldiers rescued Tutsi warriors in the combat zone.
- They sing to the Lord for saving them. They sing for all those who could not escape the massacre. For two and a half months, these Tutsi had been holed up in the mountains.
- Last night [June 30], hope arrived with the French soldiers. For more than three hours, six helicopters evacuated the most seriously injured among them, a hundred. In the early morning, one last little girl is taken away. A little further on, a doctor provides care and comfort to others, trying to appease everything their eyes have seen, everything the soldiers have discovered.
- Marin Gillier: "We went into the small valley that goes to the northeast of this position. And we found hundreds of corpses there, some old, others much more recent".
- First aid is done with the means at hand, enough to bring smiles back to the faces of the children, relief to the older ones. Éric Nzabihimana: "As soon as they arrived, we hoped to live again. Now, we would like to stay here and be protected here, instead of being moved to another corner".
- Jacques Rosier: "For the moment, there's no question of us leaving. And if I leave, I'll have a replacement. That's obvious. People won't be abandoned here".
- On the mountain overlooking this new camp, armed Hutu. They observe. Yesterday [June 30], the French soldiers vigorously pushed them back. A high-risk intervention. All Operation Turquoise soldiers are deployed in the Hutu government zone.