“We had heard that the Rwandans were very much trying to dilute the report and prevent its publication and the fact that it has taken this long to publish is a testament to that,” Ms. Peligal said.
She said she initially had concerns that the report would be watered down, but added, “we believe that the delay will make possible the full publication of the report with Rwanda’s comments.”
Ms. Peligal said she was somewhat disappointed by the delay.
“But we also look forward to the report being published in full. That is the most important thing. And that proper action is taken on the report’s recommendation,” she added.
The report results from interviews and meetings with several hundred Congolese men and women.
“[N]o report could adequately describe the horrors experienced by civilian populations in Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo,” Ms. Pillay says in an introduction to the draft report. “Every individual has at least one story to tell of suffering and loss.”
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Ashish Kumar Sen is a reporter covering foreign policy and international developments for The Washington Times.
Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Sen worked for publications in Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a number of publications and online news sites including the British Broadcasting Corp., Asia Times Online and Outlook magazine.
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