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Nineteen prisoners, most of them facing rape charges, escaped from a jail in eastern DR Congo overnight, prompting fears of reprisals against their victims, local sources said Friday.Read More
The trial of 18 suspected militiamen over the kidnapping and rape of some 40 girls in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been suspended after a defendant demanded the recusal of two judges, a judicial source said Friday.Read More
Eighteen suspected militiamen, including a provincial lawmaker, went on trial Friday in DR Congo's chaotic east for kidnapping and raping some 40 girls.Read More
Bukavu (DR Congo) (AFP) Eighteen suspected militiamen, including a provincial lawmaker, went on trial Friday in DR Congo’s chaotic east for kidnapping and raping some 40 girls. Frederic Batumike and 17 others face charges of “crimes against humanity through rape and murder … and taking part in an insurrectional movement,” Charles Cubaka Cicura, a lawyer representing the victims told AFP. They are appearing before a military court in Bukavu. The suspects are accused of being members of the Djeshi ya Yesu militia, or The Army of Jesus in Swahili, whichRead More
A senior South Korean diplomat has been recalled from Ethiopia after he allegedly raped a female colleague, Seoul's foreign ministry said Thursday, as it issued a public apology.Read More