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DRC: Death threats and intimidation silencing human rights defenders

Headline Title:  DRC: Death threats and intimidation silencing human rights defenders 16 December 2013 Death threats and intimidation by armed groups and state security forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo over the past year have made it extremely difficult for human rights defenders to carry out their work, Amnesty International said today.   A new report “Better to die while speaking the truth”: Attacks against human rights defenders in North Kivu, DRC details the heightened clampdown on human rights defenders by armed groups and the national security forces since…

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