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Human Rights Watch: 150 people killed in Kiwanja as UN force stood by

Human Rights Watch - December 11, 2008

MONUC peacekeepers in CongoOn November 4-5, 2008, an estimated 150 people were killed in the town of Kiwanja in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, half a mile away from United Nations peacekeeping forces. The event marks one of the worst killing sprees in North Kivu in the past two years. Most of those killed were summarily executed by forces of rebel commander Laurent Nkunda's National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP).
Seven human rights fighters receive top UN awards

UN News - December 10, 2008

Denis MukwegeThe United Nations General Assembly today awarded its top human rights prize to seven global advocates ranging from a Congolese doctor who treats female victims of sexual violence, a nun who fought for indigenous rights before her murder in Brazil, and the assassinated Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto.
Congo Government Calls Human Rights Watch Allegations Unfounded

Congo News Agency - November 28, 2008

Lambert MendeFour members of the government held a press conference on Wednesday to respond to the latest Human Rights Watch report on the Democratic Republic of Congo. The government spokesperson, Lambert Mende, challenged the rights group to provide proof of its allegations. He asked Human Rights Watch to list the names of political opponents who were allegedly killed by government agents in the last two years since the election of President Joseph Kabila.
Human Rights Watch: Increase Peacekeepers in Eastern Congo

Human Rights Watch - November 11, 2008

Kivu - Congo - IDPsThe civilian toll continues to rise, including killings in the town of Kiwanja in North Kivu on November 4-5 that Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Congo Alan Doss described as war crimes in a statement on November 7.
Laurent Nkunda's Rebels Killing Innocent Congolese Civilians

Congo News Agency - November 8, 2008

Congolese civilians fleeing Laurent Nkunda's rebelsOne wonders how long, how many massacres, how many millions of dead innocent civilians it will take before the International Criminal Court and other judicial jurisdictions indict, arrest and bring to justice this blood-thirsty warmonger and his supporters in Rwanda.
Human Rights Watch Accuses Congo Rebels of Killing Civilians

VOA News - November 7, 2008

Laurent NkundaU.S.-based group Human Rights Watch has accused Congolese Tutsi rebels of war crimes for the alleged killing of numerous civilians in the town of Kiwanja. Rights group urges "judicial authorities either from the International Criminal Court or from national jurisdictions to urgently look at what happened and to ensure that actors not just from these killings that happened in Kiwanja but from other towns as well over the past few years are held to account and are arrested".
War Crimes in the Congo by Laurent Nkunda and Paul Kagame

Congo News Agency - October 30, 2008

Paul Kagame and Laurent NkundaLaurent Nkunda is a war criminal. The Congolese government issued an international arrest warrant against him for war crimes in 2005. Human Rights Watch has been calling for his arrest for war crimes since February of 2006. He is on a UN Sanctions List for breaches of the UN arms embargo in the DRC. On October 31, 2006 U.S. President George W. Bush signed Executive Order 13413 freezing his assets for contributing to the conflict in the Congo.
Congo groups 're-arming' in east

BBC News - August 1, 2008

Laurent NkundaGovernment forces and rebel troops are rearming and recruiting for conflict in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the BBC has learned. US and European Union officials are warning the situation is increasingly tense despite a January peace deal.
Human Rights Watch: Peace Accord Fails to End Killing of Civilians

Human Rights Watch - July 21, 2008

Apolinaire Malu MaluThe killing and rape of civilians in the eastern province of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues at a horrifying rate despite the signing of a peace accord six months ago, Human Rights Watch said today. The agreement was supposed to stop such attacks.
LRA regional atrocities demand action

Human Rights Watch - May 19, 2008

Joseph KonyInternational action is needed to end the Lord's Resistance Army's reported new spree of abductions and sexual violence and to help execute arrest warrants issued by the International Criminal Court for the group's leaders, Human Rights Watch said today.







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