Posted by: APO | 21 October 2016

Democratic Republic of Congo: UN reports reveal clear use of excessive force, rife impunity for rights violations

Congolese police, armed forces and the Republican Guard used excessive – including lethal – force during demonstrations in Kinshasa last month, when at least 53 people were killed over two days, 143 injured and more than 299 unlawfully arrested, according to a UN preliminary investigation report released today. The preliminary investigation by the UN Joint Human Rights Office of MONUSCO* documented… Read more on http://africa-newsroom.com/press/democratic-republic-of-congo-un-reports-reveal-clear-use-of-excessive-force-rife-impunity-for-rights-violations?lang=en


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