DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
DRC: One year since Tshisekedi took office, insecurity and impunity still imperil human rights
One year after President Felix Tshisekedi took office, insecurity and impunity continue to threaten human rights progress in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Amnesty International said today. “Although President Tshisekedi has taken some positive steps, such as pardoning political prisoners and allowing exiled critics to return, his government’s failures on accountability mean warlords and suspected perpetrators of appalling violations and abuses remain at large,” said Deprose Muchena, Amnesty International’s Director for Eastern and Southern Africa.
Date: 24 January 2020