More details have emerged putting into question France’s actions during the 1994 Rwanda genocide. This as the Anadolu news agency reports that a shred of new documentary evidence from official French archives shows that Paris allowed perpetrators to flee while ignoring requests from its own ambassador to arrest them. According to Mediapart, French diplomat Yannick Gerard, in a telegram on July 15, 1994, from Rwanda, sought instructions from Paris on “personalities almost all of which are considered responsible for the massacres” who had arrived in a refugee camp run by the French military on the border with Zaire. Rather than allowing them to be arrested, Bernard Emie, then-advisor to Foreign Minister Alain Juppe and the current director of the General Directorate for External Security, reportedly instructed that they be asked to leave.