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DRC: UN worried as human rights violations increase

DRC: UN worried as human rights violations increase


The rate of human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo remains alarming, the UN Joint Human Rights Office in the DRC has said in a press release.

384 cases of human rights violations were identified in May by the UN’s Human Rights office up from 366 in April.

The eastern region remains the most affected with about 243 abuses.

The infringement of rights and security violations as well as summary executions are among the types of violations reported during in May.

155 human rights violations linked to the restriction of democracy have been recorded in North Kivu and Kinshasa.

Most of the violations linked to democracy are those of the right to peaceful demonstrations and freedom of expression.

At least 30 events organised by the opposition have been banned by authorities in May.

The UN Joint office Human Rights Office says the national police, armed forces and the secret service agency were responsible for 65 percent of human rights violations last month.

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