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UN: Rights Violations Rise in DRC Ahead of Elections

The United Nations said Wednesday that human rights violations by authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo were escalating ahead of a round of elections during which President Joseph Kabila is set to step down. The U.N. Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) documented 24 election-related violations in August, including arbitrary arrests and threats, compared with 14 such incidents in July, said the director of the office, Jose Maria Aranaz. Journalists were targeted in eight cases,...

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