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UN releases D.R. Congo report listing 10 years of atrocities, identifying justice options

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - October 1, 2010

Navanethem PillayThe UN High Commissioner for Human Rights released Friday a 550-page report listing 617 of the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law over a ten-year period by both state and non-state actors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Ban Ki-moon arrives in Rwanda to discuss upcoming report on DR Congo rights violations

UN News - September 7, 2010

Ban Ki-moon with Paul Kagame in Rwanda in 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived today in Kigali, where he plans to meet with Rwandan leaders to discuss the soon-to-be-released United Nations report on serious human rights violations committed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo between 1993 and 2003.
UN human rights chief announces release date for DR Congo Mapping Report

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights - September 2, 2010

Navanethem PillayThe UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay announced Thursday that the report of the Mapping Exercise documenting the most serious human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo between 1993 and 2003 will be made public on 1 October 2010.
UN mission speaks out after human rights defender is kidnapped

UN News - August 31, 2010

Roger MeeceThe United Nations peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has expressed deep concern after the apparent abduction of a human rights defender who had spoken out against alleged rights violations by members of the military.
UN Security Council calls for urgent action over mass DR Congo rape

BBC News - August 26, 2010

Ban Ki-moonThe UN has said everything possible must be done to prevent atrocities like the recent rape of more than 150 women and children in the DR Congo. In an emergency session of the Security Council, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Congolese authorities had to fully investigate what had happened. The Council also said peacekeepers in the area should have done more to protect local people from rebels.
Opposition, NGOs Vow to Join Forces to Fight 'Erosion of Democracy'

Radio Okapi - July 31, 2010

Clement KankuDuring a meeting held on Friday in Kinshasa, members of the political opposition and human rights NGOs vowed to join forces to fight what they called the erosion of democracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The two sides stressed the need to fight together to head off the clamp down on freedom of expression and freedom of the press they are facing these days under the current authorities.
Floribert Chebeya's autopsy 'inconclusive'

BBC - July 9, 2010

Floribert ChebeyaAn independent autopsy into the death of a human rights activist in the Democratic Republic of Congo has not been able to establish how he died. But a team of international doctors say Floribert Chebeya's death last month was most likely heart-related. However, they did note superficial cuts and some bleeding around the wrists, forearms and the legs caused by an external source.
UN experts welcome steps taken in wake of murder of Floribert Chebeya

UN News - June 9, 2010

Floribert ChebeyaA group of United Nations experts today welcomed the suspension of the chief of the national police of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the arrest of several officers in the investigation into last week’s murder of a prominent human rights defender. In a statement issued last week, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that the Congolese interior ministry has ordered the State security service to investigate the death of Mr. Chebeya, stressing that the probe must be “thorough, transparent and independent, with full respect for due process and rule of law.”
DR Congo suspends police chief over Floribert Chebeya death

BBC News - June 6, 2010

John NumbiThe head of police in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been suspended following the death of a human rights activist, officials say. The police chief, John Numbi, is seen as a close ally of President Joseph Kabila. In a statement read out on television, Interior Minister Adolphe Lumanu said on Sunday that President Kabila was "determined that all light be shed" on Mr Chebeya's killing.
US Deeply Concerned by Death of Floribert Chebeya

US Department of State - June 4, 2010

Floribert ChebeyaThe United States is deeply concerned by the apparent assassination of noted Congolese human rights leader Floribert Chebeya Bahizire in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mr. Chebeya, the founder of “Voix des Sans Voix” (Voice of the Voiceless), was a human rights advocate since the regime of Mobutu Sese Seko. He won the Reebok Human Rights Award in 1993.







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