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Crackdown on Media, Dissent, Protests

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Police arrest protesters in Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, during demonstrations opposing the newly appointed president of the electoral commission, July 8, 2020.

Ensure Rights to Free Movement, Assembly Ahead of Elections

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Supporters of Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba run to take cover after riot police fired teargas to disperse them in downtown Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, August 1, 2018.

UN, AU Should Expand Action Against Rights Abusers, Press for Credible Elections

Click to expand Image Kalev Mutond (second from left), Director…
Kalev Mutond, Director of the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, sits to the right of First Lady Marie Olive Lembe and President Joseph Kabila during the country’s independence anniversary celebration in Kindu, capital

End Government Repression, Rein in Security Forces

(Kinshasa) – Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila should make a public commitment before the end of his second term, on December 19, 2016, to respect the constitution and leave office, Human Rights Watch said today. Failing to do so will…
Congolese opposition supporters chant slogans during a march to press President Joseph Kabila to step down in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa, September 19, 2016.