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DR Congo: Amnesty International appeals for action (En/Fr)


Amnesty International continues to receive reports of serious human rights abuses, including unlawful killings of civilians, rape and forced recruitment, and of extensive looting in the conflict zones.

Amnesty International welcomes the UN SC resolution authorizing the reinforcement of MONUC, the UN peacekeeping force in the DRC, but reminds international community that the human rights and humanitarian urgency in eastern DRC remains the same - every day of delay is costing lives. Urgent implementation of the resolution is needed.

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Human Rights Watch: Letters from Congo ... (En/Fr)

English (version française plus bas)

Kinshasa, Novembre 25, 2008 - Congolese state security forces have killed an estimated 500 people seen as opponents to President Joseph Kabila and detained another 1,000 in the two years since internationally backed elections brought him to power, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday.

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Crossing lines

This cartoon made by John Hickey, student in public affairs, brings to light the unfairness of US immigration laws.

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