Congo rebels commit widespread rights abuses: Human Rights Watch

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SHARE AND DISCUSS Tweet KINSHASA: Rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo who are reported to be receiving support from neighbouring Rwanda have committed widespread war crimes including dozens of rapes and killings, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report on Tuesday. Congo’s eastern hills – haunted by armed groups for nearly two decades – have seen six months of clashes that have forced at least 220,000 people to flee their homes. UN experts say Rwandan officials have provided logistical support and troops to the M23 rebels, based around soldiers who defected from Congo’s army,…

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