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“800,000 people had been murdered in one of the most extensive mobilisations of a population against its fellow citizens ever seen” (src)

In June 1994, in the midst of an arms embargo against Rwanda, one of the biggest banks in the world — BNP Paribas  accepted a request made by the National Bank of Rwanda.

By doing so, this French bank may have transferred funds that helped war criminals buy the weapons that were used in the Rwandan genocide.

Without the crucial funds transfer that BNP authorized, 80 tons of weapons would probably never have been delivered to Rwanda and would consequently not have been used to perpetrate the genocide of 800,000 Tutsis, many of whom were women and children.