DR CONGO SECURITY FORCES COMMITTED RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AGAINST PROTESTORS IN DECEMBER 2016 – UN PROBE

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Security forces standby in Kinshasa during demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on 19 and 20 December 2016. Photo: MONUSCO

 

DR CONGO SECURITY FORCES COMMITTED RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AGAINST PROTESTORS IN DECEMBER 2016 – UN PROBE

Defence and security forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) used excessive, disproportionate and at times lethal force to prevent and contain demonstrations in December 2016, in violation of international human rights law and standards, a UN report has found. Read more

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