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On 23 August 2018, the South Kivu military tribunal opened a trial in the town of Kalehe against two leaders of the Demo...
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Kavumu trial: High Military Court confirms all condemnations

26.07.2018 - (Last modified: 07.08.2018)
Tonight, the High Military Court of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (HMC) has confirmed the condemnation of all 11...
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“They were raping our girls”

04.07.2018 - (Last modified: 19.12.2018)
Rémy Cingo is a father from Kavumu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. When a militia started raping girls and bab...
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“A married woman cannot talk about her rape”

19.06.2018 - (Last modified: 20.06.2018)
Held captive by a warlord, Gloria went through hell: beating, starvation, sexual slavery. When she was set free, she fac...
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On 12 June, the appeal trial of Kavumu Case began in Bukavu (DRC). The case relates to the rape of 40 girls for fetishis...
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Leon Maro Ntumwa

06.06.2018 - (Last modified: 15.08.2018)
Lieutenant Colonel and Chief Maro Ntumwa, known as “Moroccan”, was the right hand of Bedi Mobuli Engengela, known as “Colonel 106”, a Mai-Mai militia leader. From 2005 to 2007, this militia group fought the Congolese army in order to take possession of Kalahe territory in South Kivu. The group persecuted hundreds of villagers in complete impunity. During these attacks...
Colonel « Marocain » was found guilty of sexual slavery, rape, looting and attack against civilians in DRC. An additiona...
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The Bukavu military court has sentenced a Congolese policeman to 20 years of prison for raping two minors. The girls wer...
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A coalition launches its project of a civil institution: based on the model of the tribunal, it aims to create a space o...
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Frederic Batumike and others - Kavumu Trial

12.02.2018 - (Last modified: 26.07.2018)
Kavumu is a very poor village in the South Kivu province in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). For many years, this region has been the scene of violence, fighting for territories and natural resources, and power struggle. Between 2013 and 2016, more than 40 young girls in Kavumu, aged between 13 months and 12 years, were kidnapped and rap...

Kavumu case: interview with “the man who mends women”

08.02.2018 - (Last modified: 20.12.2018)
Doctor Mukwege founded Panzi Hospital in Bukavu in 1999. Since its inception, more than 50’000 women, including th...
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Ntumwa "Marocain" Maro, a warlord in the dock

25.01.2018 - (Last modified: 18.07.2018)
Marocain is suspected of being one of the highest-ranking leaders of a group that killed, terrorized and enslaved the pe...
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