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HRW Calls for Action Against DRC Kidnappings

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Human Rights Watch said at least 175 people, and probably many more, have been kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo this year, and the rights group has called for a special police unit to track kidnappers and investigate allegations of complicity by state agents. Human Rights Watch said armed groups or former members of armed groups appear to have been responsible in many cases. Victims were usually released after ransoms had been paid. HRW said it was told by an official...

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