This report was researched and written by Karen Stauss, Researcher in the Africa division of Human Rights Watch. It was reviewed by Anneke Van Woudenberg, Senior Researcher, and Alison Des Forges, Senior Advisor, both of the Africa Division, as well as Jim Ross, Senior Legal Advisor in the Legal Division and Iain Levine, Director of the Program Division. Production assistance was provided by Lizzie Parsons, Associate in the Africa Division and Andrea Holley, Publications Director.
Human Rights Watch is grateful for the courage of all of the victims and witnesses of events documented in this report who were willing to speak to us about their experiences. We would especially like to recognize the human rights activists who assisted us with the research, whom we do not name here for their own safety.