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Awaiting Justice for Police Killings in DR Congo

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Click to expand Image Congolese police taking part in the first Operation Likofi in Kinshasa, December 2, 2013. © 2013 Private At 3 a.m. on December 18, 2013, about 20 police officers stormed the home of 24-year-old Gauthier (a pseudonym) and forced him into their pickup truck. This was the last time his mother saw him. Gauthier was among dozens of young men and boys suspected to be “kuluna,” or gang members, who fell victim to a months-long, brutal police campaign in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa. “No one has ever told me where my son is,” Gauthier's mother told…

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