UN rights chief: Congo 'genocide' report unchanged

September 30, 2010 12:03


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GENEVA – The UN's top human rights official says a report detailing gruesome attacks against civilians in Congo will be released unchanged Friday despite Rwanda's angry protests over the findings.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says the final version will have "no significant changes" from a leaked draft that accused Rwandan troops and Congolese rebels of slaughtering tens of thousands of Hutus in Congo in the 1990s.Rwanda has threatened to pull its troops from UN peacekeeping missions if the report is published unchanged.

But Pillay told reporters in Geneva on Thursday that "the substance remains the same."

The release was delayed to allow Rwanda and other countries time to publish their comments alongside the final version.

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