BBC World Service documentary – please listen and please forward to everyone.
The men you’ve heard from are guilty. They are guilty like many people in the army and militia of some of the most despicable acts that you can even imagine. I’ve seen injuries and I’ve seen the death in the eyes of the women. The soldiers you heard from claimed innocence through ignorance and in no way can they be innocent. Soon people are going to realise that the scale of the problem in the DRC is horrific. In 1994 during the Rwandan genocide the West claimed ignorance of what was happening. I’m doing what I am because I don’t want people in the UK to claim innocence through ignorance, just like those cruel soldiers. My running isn’t going to change the world, but it’ll hopefully mean a few thousand more people will be aware of the conflict.. Thanks, Chris