Jun 21 2017
More than 3300 people have been killed in central Congo's volatile Kasai provinces since August, according to a document released by the Catholic church, as the United Nations called for an global investigation after accounts of babies with machete wounds and pregnant women sliced open.
The minister also said Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi, who has been overseas since he was accused of plotting against the state a year ago, was free to come back to Congo whenever he wants, although he would have to face justice.
The clashes have triggered fears of a wider conflict in the central African giant, a tinderbox of ethnic rivalry and competing claims over mineral resources.
Wars at the turn of the century killed millions and involved more than a half-dozen neighbouring countries.
"This will also send a strong signal about the need to uphold human rights in the rest of the country, where lack of progress in implementing the 31 December Agreement, and continued restrictions on political rights and freedoms, are generating frustration and deepening grievances", said the High Commissioner, noting that he would also remain in touch with the International Criminal Court (ICC).
He added that teams deployed by his Office (OHCHR) witnessed children as young as two, whose limbs had been chopped off, and babies with machete wounds and severe wounds.
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Rosenstein, born in Pennsylvania, joined the Justice Department in 1990 and moved up the organization over the span of 27 years. But she would also have the conservative perspective on executive branch - which gives the president abundant authority.
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She noted that the Russians have said they are still investigating whether al-Baghdadi was actually at the meeting they bombed. Sputnik also claimed that Syrian state television reported on Sunday that al-Baghdadi was killed in a US -led airstrike.
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The order also suspends the nation's refugee program for 120 days and imposes a new limit on the number of refugees accepted. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a judge's ruling that blocked the temporary ban on refugees as well.
"The sad truth is that they are looking for mass graves everywhere except where they may actually exist", she told the council. "One 2-month-old baby seen by my team had been hit by two bullets four hours after birth; the mother was also wounded".
Serious human rights violations by members of the security forces themselves - including summary executions and rape - have been reported during several operations against villages allegedly controlled by the Kamuina Nsapu militia. "At least two pregnant women were sliced open and their fetuses mutilated".
Kinshasa on Monday (June 19) reiterated its stands on not admitting an independent investigation into violence in its Kasai region. But the report will carry considerable weight in a country where about 40 per cent of the population identifies as Catholic.
As NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports, the violence in the central Kasai region erupted last August, "when the military killed Kamuina Nsapu, a chief who was calling for government forces to leave the region".
Human Rights Minister Marie-Ange Mushobekwa-Likulia instead told the United Nations council in Geneva that the Kinshasa government would allow United Nations investigators to help a national probe into the abuses.
Alexis Thambwe Mwamba expressed opposition to European Union resolution at the Human Rights Council that seeks an worldwide, independent mission to investigate rights violations and allegations of mass graves in the wake of hundreds of killings in the Kasai provinces.
Jun 21 2017
Qatar Air plans court claim in Gulf spat, condemns ICAO inaction
There is $18 billion due to banks that have cut ties with Qatar, most of it short-term deposits, Al Jaida said. A base in Qatar houses the headquarters of United States air power in the Middle East.
Jun 21 2017
Coalition shoots down Iran-made drone in Syria
Russian Federation has previously threatened to take military action in response to USA attacks on its allies elsewhere in Syria . "We do not want to continue this everyday [as it] distracts from our goal to defeat" the Islamic State , he said.
Jun 20 2017
South Sudan has world's fastest growing number of displaced
Twelve million people in the country were forced to abandon their homes in 2016 - that's more than half of the country's population.
Jun 20 2017
Curbs on Disparaging Trademarks Thrown Out by US Supreme Court
The protections include blocking the sale of counterfeit merchandise and working to pursue a brand development strategy. Today's decision will have implications for Washington's football team, whose name is now a dictionary-defined slur.
Jun 19 2017
Trump again acknowledges he's under investigation
The Post reported on Wednesday that Mueller was investigating Trump to prove whether the president attempted to obstruct justice. Trump fired Comey in May, just as the FBI was investigating ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.
Jun 19 2017
President Trump tweets confirmation he's under investigation
Mueller served as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation under the Bush and Obama administrations from 2001 to 2013. If the dominos continue to fall, one of five assistant attorneys general or the solicitor general would assume the role.
Jun 17 2017
Rickie Fowler leads US Open on day of highs and lows
Open record for the lowest first-round score in relation to par and there was as a sea of red on the leaderboard. The tempestuous Spaniard was a trendy pick to win this week, but the ebbs and flows of Erin Hills gave him fits.
Jun 17 2017
Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license
Thursday's move isn't the only one in OR granting rights to transgender people with regard to identification documents. Since Shupe's petition was granted, judges in two OR counties have granted similar petitions to transgender people.
Jun 16 2017
DC police to charge 12 Turkish security agents
Nine people were injured, with several going to the hospital for treatment of head injuries, broken teeth, deep cuts and bruises. Ankara told the U.S. ambassador that the decision to issue the warrants was "wrong" and "unacceptable", Anadolu Agency reported.
Jun 15 2017
Why Diego Costa will be missed at Chelsea
Details of the message sent by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte that caused striker Diego Costa to announce he was not wanted by the club have been revealed.
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