Stories by Pairs

Lawurencia & Saveri

Lawurencia and Saveri

Saveri murdered 4 of Lawurencia’s siblings and her biological mother. Her father was also shot by the Interahamwe on his escaping way to Burundi. Saveri was released from a prison in 2003. He returned to and started living in the same village of Mbyo as Lawurencia.

Louise and Matabaro research pairs

Louise & Matabaro

Matabaro murdered a cousin of Louise. Louise first met with Matabaro at a community reconciliation workshop 2 years prior to the beginning of the ABPRA pilot study. It was when Louise was in the middle of facilitating the workshop that she discovered that Matabaro was the murderer of her cousin.

Lawurencia and Thasiani

Lawurencia & Thasiani

Thasiani murdered Lawurencia’s husband in front of her. Thasiani was released from a prison in 2003. He returned to and started living in the same village of Mbyo with Lawurencia since then.

Lawurencia & Fredelic

Lawurencia & Fredelic

Fredelic murdered 7 people in Lawurencia’s family including her stepmother and 6 of her adopted father’s children – stepbrothers and sisters. Fredelic was released from a prison in 2003. He returned to and started living in the same village of Mbyo as Lawurencia since.