BISESERO HOME OF WARRIORS

Genocide survivor Nzabihimana said “On 13 May 1994 ,armed people combed all the hills of Bisesero, killing everyone and that day; we lost over 20,000 people.”

 

Mourners who turned up at Bisesero memorial to pay tribute to the nearly 60,000 people who were killed in the area in 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi

 

Hundreds attended annual commemoration event in Bisesero. the picture above shows Bisesero residents during the commemoration week.

 

People used to turn up at  Bisesero memorial to pay tribute to the nearly 60,000 people who were killed in the area at the height of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The picture highlights two women looking so dispirited as they listen to Genocide survivor giving his testimony

 

 

Bisesero Genocide Memorial in Karongi District.Bisesero literary became a battlefield as Tutsi pushed back heavily armed Interahamwe militia backed by ex-FAR.

 

 

Two brave men who resisted during the genocide .The people of Bisesero who put up a famous resistance against the Interahamwe militia and former FAR soldiers during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi

 

Genocide survivor Nzabihimana shares his testimony at Bisesero Genocide memorial. He is one of few people who survived the killings. 

 

In a heavy rain Bisesero mourners turned up at Bisesero memorial to pay tribute to the nearly 60,000 people who were killed in the area in 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi

 

Of the approximately 60,000 people who bravely challenged the attackers for weeks on Muyira Hill, only about 1,200 survived.

 

Aron Gakoko (L) and Kayinamura were among the Bisesero ‘warriors’ who resisted repeated Interahamwe attacks during the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi

 

The people of Bisesero who put up a famous resistance against the Interahamwe militia and former FAR soldiers during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi

 

Armed with only stones and traditional weapons, some of which had been confiscated from the attackers, the Tutsi in Bisesero managed to hold back the militia for weeks until the Interahamwe received reinforcements.

 

Bisesero memorial is home to between 50,000 and 60,000 victims of the Genocide.

 

 

 

 

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