Posted by: APO | 1 March 2017

Democratic Republic of the Congo defence and security forces committed serious human rights violations in December 2016

Defence and security forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo used excessive, disproportionate and at times lethal force to prevent and contain demonstrations in December 2016, a UN report published today has found. According to the report by the UN Joint Human Rights Office of MONUSCO (UNJHRO), at least 40 people, including five women and two children, were killed between 15 and 31 December… Read more on


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