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Poor households suffered increased food insecurity as a result of COVID-19 restrictions while prisons were chronically overcrowded. Armed conflicts and inter-communal violence continued in some provinces, resulting in hundreds of deaths and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people. Government forces and armed groups continued to enjoy impunity for grave human rights violations, including extrajudicial killings and summary executions. Conflict-related sexual violence against women increased. The authorities continued to restrict the right to freedom of expression and media freedom. Journalists were imprisoned and human rights defenders were subjected to death threats and prosecution.
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RETENTIONIST
Retains the death penalty in law
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DRC: “State of siege” must not further undermine human rights
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DRC: Prioritize justice for serious crimes
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DRC: Authorities must immediately and unconditionally release 10 youth activists
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Five members of the UDPS, killed in a fire set by security forces
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Gaby Mamba, killed by a stray bullet in his house
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Benjamin Badibanga Mwindilayi, killed by police in a shop in front of his home
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Thérèse Déchade Kapangala Mwanza, killed by the police on the doorstep of a parish
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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
2 JULY 2021
Democratic Republic of Congo: Peaceful activists jailed for call to strike: Elisée Lwatumba Kasonia and Eric Muhindo Muvumbu
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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
30 MARCH 2021
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Drop defamation charges against human rights defender
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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
2 OCTOBER 2020
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Renewal of Team of Experts, key to strengthening justice and accountability in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
13 JULY 2020
Exposed, silenced, attacked: failures to protect health and essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic
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