Congo | Political instability has led to a culture of impunity in the country
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/02/17, 10:24 am
Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo used excessive force against political protesters, leading to the deaths of at least 40 people, the United Nations human rights agency said.
The report, released Wednesday, revealed the government deployed soldiers and military police to control protesting crowds in December. Hundreds of civilians had come out to protest Congo’s President Joseph Kabila’s move to stay in office beyond his term limit. The responding officials had no training in handling demonstrations and abused their power, the report said.