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Rwanda/DRC Draft UN Report


An unpublished 545 page UN draft report of the mapping exercise commissioned by the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights, documenting the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed within the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo between March 1993 and June 2003, reveals over 600 crimes including massacres. The majority of the crimes documented have been committed by Rwandan government forces and reveal a number of damning elements that, if proven before a competent court, could be classified as crimes of genocide. The Rwandan Army, with the knowledge and support of President Kagame, used hoes, bayonets and axes to massacre Rwandan and Congolese Hutus. In many other cases the victims were raped, burned alive or shot dead.

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Le Monde article (in French, pay-site)