Protests erupts in DR Congo over rights

At least dozens of people were arrested by the during rights protests in DR Congo on Wednesday, activists said, in an incident likely to pose a fresh challenge for new President Felix Tshisekedi.

Timothee Muissa Kiense, mayor of Goma which lies in the conflict-hit North Kivu region, told AFP the march was “unauthorised” and “disturbed public order.”

Another 30 people from civil society groups were briefly arrested in Kinshasa as they demanded that former president Joseph Kabila who stood down in January be prosecuted for abuses during his 18-year reign, Lucha said.

“We believe (Kabila) committed many crimes and these should not go unpunished,” Lucha spokesman Stephie Mukinzi said.

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“We are also asking for compensation and reparations for all victims of repression under the Kabila regime.”

Source: AFP

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