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EU Should Extend Sanctions Against Congo Rights Abusers

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Expand Congolese National Police clash with protesters on December 28, 2018 in Majengo neighborhood in Goma, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. © 2018 Patrick Meinhardt/AFP/Getty Images The European Union will soon have to decide whether to renew targeted sanctions against 14 senior officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo responsible for violent repression and other serious human rights abuses. The EU should do so. The EU sanctions – imposed in 2016 and 2017 – together with sanctions from the United States and the United Nations helped pressure Joseph Kabila to commit to stepping…

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