Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Rwanda: Are the UN Experts Credible?

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The credibility of some members of the UN Group of Experts for Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been questioned after it emerged that the Group's coordinator, Steve Hege, has, for long, sympathised and advocated for the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR).

The FDLR, a militia group based in the DRC, comprises elements responsible for the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that left more than one million people dead.

The FDLR was also branded a terrorist group by the UN following evidence of how they have raped, killed and tortured innocent civilians in Eastern DRC, in addition to continuously planning attacks in Rwanda.

The UN Group of Experts has alleged that Rwanda is supporting DRC's M23 rebels, but according to various sources, it is unacceptable for such experts to be perceived as impartial.

Credibility of Mr Hege, the coordinator of the experts group, started to crumble after several publications he authored, were widely circulated. On one hand, the publications depict loath for Rwanda's leadership and on the other admiration and sympathy for the FDLR militia.

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