UN accuses DR Congo army of killing activist

UN accuses DR Congo army of killing human Rights activist

The United Nations Joint Office for Human Rights (UNJHRO) accused the army in the Democratic Republic of the Congo of beating a human rights activist to death.

On Twitter, the UN Joint Human Rights Office said activist Cabral Yombo succumbed to injuries after being tortured by soldiers who were under instructions of local authorities.

Mr Yombo had protested against illegal taxes imposed by the Bakano area chief in eastern DR Congo.

“I condemn the torture which led to the death of Mr Cabral Yombo…Responsibility must be established”, local lawmaker Juvenal Munobo was quoted by the Reuters news agency as saying.

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The army and the local authorities have not responded to the allegations.

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