Faces of Genocide - Rwanda: Faces of Genocide

A 51-year old Rwandan man is seated in the foreground making a basket, along with a couple of other basket-making inmates seated nearby; behind them is a large gathering of additional inmates who drawn to the scene by the presence of a camera.
Faces of Genocide, Gicumbi district, Rwanda

May 19, 2016 - Gicumbi Prison - Emmanuel Biziyamye, 51, works in the prison yard making a basket. He's serving life. "The genocide started when I was at home. I heard on the radio that we should eliminate the enemy who had assasinated the President, our parent. They said, 'get up and eliminate the enemy.' I was always ready and when I heard it on the radion, I said killing Tutsi is legal; they announced it on the radio - they will not escape from us. One day that I don't remember we discovered Clementine Mukampazimpaka and her brother Gatemberezi. He ran away and escaped. We caught his sister and raped her. One of us infected her with HIV. I did rape her but I didn't infect her because I'm HIV negative. But still, I did that evil act."