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Human Rights Watch urges U.N. to cease aid to Congo regime accused of brutal acts – washingtonpost.com #genprev

The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo is collaborating with known human rights abusers as it backs a brutal Congolese military operation that has led to the deliberate killing of at least 1,400 civilians and a massive surge in rapes, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.

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The 183-page report, the fullest accounting so far of the operation, is a chronicle of horrors. It describes gang rapes, massacres, village burnings and civilians being tied together before their throats are slit — many incidents carried out by a Congolese army being fed, transported and otherwise supported by the United Nations.

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