UN to publish DR Congo massacres report in October

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The UN human rights chief said Thursday a report examining massacres in the Democratic Republic of Congo would be published in October, after concerned states were given time to comment.

"Following requests, we have decided to give concerned states a further month to comment on the draft," said Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

"And I have offered to publish any such comments alongside the report itself on 1 October, if they so wish," she added in a statement.

A draft of the UN report, a copy of which was seen by AFP, said Rwandan Tutsi commanders and their rebel allies carried out systematic attacks on Hutus in the DR Congo from 1996 to 1997 that resembled the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

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