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Rights Group: DRC Booted Researcher Because of Upcoming Election

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has blocked a human rights researcher from continuing to work in the country, in what her rights organization says is the "latest attempt to curtail human rights reporting during a period of increased government repression" there. Human Rights Watch said Tuesday that the DRC government has revoked the work permit of Ida Sawyer, a senior researcher, after renewing her three-year work permit in May 2016. Sawyer has worked in the...

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