Attacks against civilians increase in eastern DR Congo

Armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have increased their attacks against civilians.

refugees from the DRC

refugees from the DRC

That’s what the UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kyung-wha Kang told the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

She said that the Congolese government has made some attempts at improving the human rights situation in the country, but says there are still many violations linked to the persistent conflict in the eastern DRC.

“Armed groups, including the combatants of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) and the Mai Mai have increased attacks against civilian populations, which resulted in killings, sexual violence, kidnapping and looting. Incidents of killings, torture, rape, arbitrary arrests and illegal detention by the government forces have also been documented.”

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