15 June 2010

Dr Andrew Wallis (Letters, 14 June) defends the persecution of Professor Peter Erlinder for denying the "genocide". Dr Wallis's ignorance of the facts is equal to his prejudice. Professor Erlinder's crime is simply to state the facts as revealed in the trials at the Rwandan war crimes tribunal. The term "genocide" is a word used by the Rwandan Patriotic Front as a term of art for their version of the war. The evidence at the trials puts it beyond debate that the RPF version of the war in Rwanda is a pack of lies from start to finish. The RPF, a wing of Museveni's Ugandan army, started the war, committed most of the massacres, and overthrew the democratic process and installed an RPF military junta which has pushed the country back into the serfdom it escaped in 1959.The truth lies in the transcripts of the trial, Dr Wallis, Try reading them, you will learn something about reality.

Christopher Black

Lead counsel, international war crimes tribunal for Rwanda