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DR Congo Rights Abusers Rewarded with Army Promotions

Appointments Increase Risk of Further Repression, Abuses

  • Ida Sawyer
  • HRW

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s president and commander in chief, Joseph Kabila, has promoted two generals long linked to serious human rights abuses.

Kub 1aThe new appointments, announced on the weekend, heighten concerns of more repression and abuse in the weeks ahead, as Kabila ponders his plans ahead of elections scheduled for December 23.

Gen. Gabriel Amisi, known as “Tango Four,” was named the new deputy army chief of staff in charge of operations and intelligence.

Forces under Amisi’s…

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