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U.N.: Government Soldiers May Be to Blame for Mass Graves in Congo

HeadlineApr 21, 2017
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The United Nations says it’s found 17 mass graves in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The U.N. human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, said there are reports the graves were dug by government soldiers, who have been accused of raping and killing civilians. This is U.N. spokesperson Elizabeth Throssell.

Elizabeth Throssell: “Now, in Tshimbulu, they confirmed the existence of 15 mass graves that have been dug in a cemetery and two mass graves that had been dug in Tshienke. They heard reports from local people that these graves had been dug by soldiers from the armed forces, the DRC armed forces.”

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