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UN finds 13 more mass graves in DR Congo

UN finds 13 more mass graves in DR Congo

The UN has said it has found 13 mass graves in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s central Kasai province since the beginning of March.
This brings the number discovered since last August to 23.
The UN has been unable to examine the mass graves and cannot say if they were re­cently dug.
It estimates that over 400 people, including women and children, have been killed in clash­es between the army and a rebel group.
Jose Maria Aranaz, the director of the UN’s joint human rights office, told the BBC that it is important that “a transparent independent in­vestigation take place” in order to reassure the population and to ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice.

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