i agree, there's not much for outsiders to glean from this announcement. but that's a very good sign in a way: no voyeur entertainment value, but people directly or indirectly involved get necessary information.
dragging outsiders into such a case isn't much help, as it's bound to start a free-for-all with loads of bigot righteousness and stupid trolling.
much better to actually have a fundamental public discussion later, that deals with underlying governance issues and doesn't have to circle around this particular case, whatever it was.
in this light, i don't regret having read an article that made absolutely no sense to me :)