June 6, 2023

MONUSCO condemns, through the opposition demonstration on Saturday 20 March, the disproportionate use of drive by the Congolese nationwide police.

The UN Mission invitations the authorities to “strictly respect the rules on using drive within the context of sustaining order and to respect the correct to freedom of meeting and peaceable demonstration”.

MONUSCO provides its voice to that of the Minister of Human Rights calling for the opening of an investigation and bringing these accountable to justice. It additionally welcomes the arrest of the cops concerned within the incident in opposition to a minor.

The EU for the respect of civil liberties

In one other press launch printed on Could 22, the European Union condemns the violent repression of this opposition demonstration in Kinshasa and the disproportionate use of drive in opposition to demonstrators, together with minors.

“The EU hopes that the impartial investigation of justice, requested by the Minister of Human Rights of the DRC, will make it attainable to make clear the circumstances and to ascertain tasks for the violations noticed”the assertion mentioned.

The European Union remembers that respect for civil liberties, together with freedom of meeting and affiliation, is important and constitutes a figuring out issue within the conduct of a peaceable election:

“An area for expression and unhindered debate is important to permit residents to talk freely in view of the elections. The EU expects the Congolese authorities to place in place the required situations to attain this goal”.

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