UN peacekeeping mission receives reports of human rights violations and heavy civilian casualties in the congo

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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Human rights violations were reported to have been received by the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) during clashes between the March 23 Movement and Mai-Mai militia on Tuesday in Kishish village in North Kivu province, which resulted in a large number of civilian casualties.

The official spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said that the United Nations abhors these acts, and calls on all relevant authorities to investigate them without delay and bring the perpetrators to justice.

He affirmed that the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office had taken up this issue and was ready to contribute to these efforts.

Dujarric reiterated the Secretary-General’s call, António Guterres, for all Congolese and foreign armed groups to “lay down arms immediately and engage in demobilization, disarmament, reintegration and repatriation processes”.


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