Annual Report: Democratic Republic of Congo 2013

May 23, 2013

Annual Report: Democratic Republic of Congo 2013

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A second arrest warrant was issued in July for Bosco Ntaganda for three counts of crimes against humanity as well as four counts of war crimes. The Congolese authorities refused to arrest and surrender Bosco Ntaganda prior to his defection from the Congolese army in April.

On 18 December, the ICC acquitted Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, the alleged former leader of the Nationalist Integration Front of crimes that were perpetrated in Bogoro village of Ituri district in February 2003.

Amnesty International visits/reports

  • Amnesty International delegates visited the DRC in February, May and September.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo: The Congolese government must arrest and surrender Bosco Ntaganda to the ICC (AFR 62/004/2012)
  • ”If you resist, we’ll shoot you”: The Democratic Republic of the Congo and the case for an effective Arms Trade Treaty (AFR 62/007/2012)
  • Petition containing 102,105 signatures delivered by Amnesty International to the Minister of Justice and Human Rights (AFR 62/008/2012)
  • The Human Rights Council must act for better protection of civilians and an end to threats and intimidation against human rights defenders, journalists and political opponents (AFR 62/011/2012)
  • Democratic Republic of Congo: Letter to the five permanent members of the Security Council (AFR 62/015/2012)
  • Democratic Republic of Congo: ICC acquits Congolese armed group leader (AFR 62/017/2012)
  • Canada: Court decision in Kilwa Massacre case denies right to remedy for victims of corporate human rights abuses (AMR 20/002/2012)
  • DRC urged to stop violence as it plays host to Francophonie Summit in Kinshasa, 10 October 2012
  • DRC must investigate assassination attempt on activist Dr Denis Mukwege, 26 October 2012
  • DRC: Civilian protection urged as tens of thousands flee escalation in fighting, 19 November 2012