Rwanda could bury some bodies of victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi preserved in different memorial centers due to the difficulty of preservation, an official of the Rwandan National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) said Thursday.

In 1995, some victim bodies of the genocide were collected and taken to memorial centers in different parts of the country, where visitors can see them to witness the scale and nature of the death that the victims experienced.

However, the difficulty of preservation cannot allow all the preserved bodies to remain preserved indefinitely, executive secretary of CNLG Jean-Damascene Bizimana told lawmakers of the lower chamber of the parliament in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda.

The burial is being considered by the commission and it will start at national memorial sites, said Bizimana.

He also said visitors don’t tour all the rooms stacked with victims bodies when visiting some memorial centers.

The commission would first engage relatives of the victims about the idea of burial at an opportune time.

The 1994 genocide claimed about 1 million lives, mainly ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus, in a period of 100 days. Enditem



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