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Torture of Activists Routine in Congo

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Expand Police detain a protester during a peaceful march after Sunday Mass in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, February 25, 2018. © 2018 Goran Tomasevic/Reuters The military, police, and intelligence services in the Democratic Republic of Congo have routinely tortured political and rights activists, including by gang rape, choking and electric shock, according to an exhaustive new report. In the report released this week, the UK-based Freedom from Torture documents the extensive use of torture in detention in Congo, based on forensic documentation…

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