Rwanda's genocide-hunter Alain Gauthier (L) speaks to journalists as he arrives for the start of the trial of former Rwandan army captain Pascal Simbikangwa at a Paris court February 4, 2014. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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The first trial in France over Rwanda's genocide opened on Tuesday in a Paris court two decades after a killing spree that left at least a half-million people dead.The case has highlighted criticism of France's own reaction to the genocide a generation ago, and its slow exercise of justice after the slaughter of at least 500,000 people over 100 days.Later, France took in a number of exiles who have lived for years free of prosecution.During the proceedings, several films are to be shown, including one whose title translates as "Kill Them All" -- a 2004 documentary on the genocide.Another 27 cases linked to Rwanda's genocide await in the Paris court's war crimes unit, including one focusing on Hayarimana's widow.Documents from the Tanzania tribunal show France over the years handed over three suspects -- a dribble compared to the number of cases now waiting in French courts.
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