Interahamwe


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Noun1.Interahamwe - a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again; "in 1999 ALIR guerrillas kidnapped and killed eight foreign tourists"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Ruanda, Rwanda, Rwandese Republic - a landlocked republic in central Africa; formerly a German colony
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There were too many people and the Interahamwe threatening everyone.
The ex-Rwandan soldiers and Interahamwe militiamen - chief culprits of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi minority - lost their grip on the refugees.
On the way, reaching our generalate house in Rome, I learnt that all my parents, brothers and sisters had been killed by the death squads called Interahamwe.
A militia of the mainly unemployed, the Interahamwe, those who work together, and the impuzamugambi, those with a single purpose, were trained to kill 1,000 human beings every twenty minutes.
Like in the case of Rwanda, the perpetrators were the Hutu-led government, Interahamwe and Impuzamugambi militias.
He is accused of working with Interahamwe militia to murder Tutsis that were attempting to cross border to Burundi.
Fewer than 50,000 Rwandans are estimated to remain outside of Rwanda, and they include remnants of the defeated army of the former genocidal government, its allies in the civilian militias known as Interahamwe, soldiers recruited in the refugee camps before 1996, as well as children of those groups and opponents of today's government.
The FDLR is made up of mainly Rwandan Hutu fighters or Interahamwe, who are blamed for the 1994 genocide and have been sheltering in neighbouring DRC.
The rebel leader Laurent Nkunda may claim he is protecting the DRC's Tutsi minority from resurgent Hutu Interahamwe militias but it is clear his real aim is power and control of the country's mineral riches.
These groups include, but are not limited to, the Mai Mai, the Congolese Assembly for Democracy (RCD-subdivided into several smaller militias throughout the Eastern DRC), the Movement for the Liberation of the Congolese (MLC), Forces for the Democratization and Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), Forces for the Defense of Democracy (FDD- Burundian), and the Interahamwe (meaning those who attack together") of Rwanda (Amnesty International, 2004).
The words Inkotanyi, Inyenzi, Icyitso/Ibyitso, Interahamwe and the expressions used in Kinyarwanda for "rape," because of their significance to the findings of the Chamber, are considered particularly, as follows: The Chamber has relied substantially on the testimony of Dr.

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