A brand new video has emerged appearing fighters of the genocidal FDLR militia, who had been captured preventing along the DR Congo defense force within the east of the rustic.
The video comes as the newest proof of FARDC-FDLR collaboration, which Rwanda has lengthy denounced.
They had been captured by means of the M23 rebel group, who’ve been preventing the coalition of forces led by means of the Congolese military (FARDC) in North Kivu province since May this 12 months.
Part of the coalition are opponents belonging to FDLR, an across the world blacklisted terrorist crew which was once based by means of remnants of the perpetrators of the 1994 Genocide towards the Tutsi, when they fled to DR Congo over 28 years in the past.
The video, filmed on Tuesday, December 13, presentations 9 other people, together with youths and their folks who’re individuals of the FDLR.
Four of them are clad in FARDC camouflage uniform, which they testified was once provided to them by means of the Congolese army. One who recognized himself as Lance Corporal Safari Mbitse says the FARDC additionally provided them with ammunition.
Another video in November recommended the FDLR had been preventing along the Congolese military.
Another one, Warrant Officer Innocent Uwamungu, says he labored within the management place of work of Maj Gen Pacifique Ntawunguka, aka Omega, the army head of FDLR.
“We work with FARDC in wartime,” Uwamungu says, responding to questions by means of an M23 officer.
Another one referred to as Jean Damascene Niyonzima claims to be a pastor and says he was an informant of the FDLR.
Before he fled the rustic in 1994, Niyonzima stated he was once an assistant ‘bourgmetre’ (similar to a vice mayor) of Commune Kinyami within the former Byumba prefecture within the north of Rwanda.
He says the FDLR flourishes on gathering unlawful taxes from the Congolese electorate, who’re additionally compelled to cede a part of their agricultural harvest in spaces they keep watch over in japanese DR Congo.
Asked what he needs for, Niyonzima stated he was once able to be repatriated to Rwanda.
Author: New Times