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DR Congo: Arms supplies fuelling unlawful killings and rape

Headline Title:  DR Congo: Arms supplies fuelling unlawful killings and rape 11 June 2012 Political leaders must act immediately and halt arms supplies to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where they continue to fuel unlawful killings, rape, looting and abductions, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.The report, ‘If you resist, we’ll shoot you’, highlights how Congolese security forces and armed groups alike are able to commit serious human rights violations because of the ease of which weapons and ammunition are available. “The situation in the DRC demonstrates…

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