UN body records 198 cases of human rights violations in DR Congo

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The United Nations Joint Human Rights Office has said it recorded 198 cases of human rights violations across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) national territory in the month of February this year.

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United Nations

According to the report that was released on Wednesday in Kinshasa, rebel groups committed 65 percent of the violations while the state committed 35 percent.
Among the state agencies, the national police was responsible for most of the violations, getting involved in 39 cases that left 79 victims.
The DR Congo armed forces were responsible for 25 violations with 30 victims.
The civilian spokesman for the UN Mission for Stabilization of Congo, Charles Bambara, said the UN had regularly shared information with Congolese authorities so that they could prosecute perpetrators of human rights violations documented by the UN human rights office. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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