DR Congo Gangs Kidnap, Rape in National Park

Publisher:
Human Rights Watch
Publication Date:
30 July 2020
Tags:
Congo-Kinshasa, Conflict, Peace and Security, Governance, Human Rights

Criminal gangs have kidnapped for ransom at least 170 people near the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo between April 2017 and March 2020, Human Rights Watch said. Small groups armed with guns and machetes have beaten, tortured, and murdered hostages, raping women and girls, who make up more than half of them, while using threats to extort money from their families.
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