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Sheria Kahungu - Mutarule case

07.11.2016 - (Last modified: 04.01.2017)
The town of Mutarule is located in the Ruzizi plain in South Kivu. Two ethnics groups that populate the plain – the Bafuliro and the Barundi – have been for many years in conflict for land-holding, economic and political reasons. During the summer 2013, the town of Mutarule was attacked by non-identified men. Houses were looted and several tens of people w...

Kayumba Nyenyeri - Mutarule case

07.11.2016 - (Last modified: 04.01.2017)
The town of Mutarule is located in the Ruzizi plain in South Kivu. Two ethnics groups that populate the plain – the Bafuliro and the Barundi – have been for many years in conflict for land-holding, economic and political reasons. During the summer 2013, the town of Mutarule was attacked by non-identified men. Houses were looted and several tens of people w...
Stella was thirteen years old when she was raped by a judge. She is now defended by a Congolese lawyer trained by TRIAL....
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Echoes from the field

03.10.2016 - (Last modified: 20.06.2017)
An interview with Guy Mushiata, Human Rights expert in the DRC   TRIAL: Once again, the DRC is making the internatio...
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DRC: Developments in the Mutarule trial

07.09.2016 - (Last modified: 21.10.2019)
The trial for the massacre of Mutarule opened on 12 August 2016 and has been the theatre of tensions, resulting in delay...
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Congolese soldier receives 15 years sentence for double rape

04.08.2016 - (Last modified: 23.02.2017)
A military tribunal in Bukavu sentenced private Bolingo Katusi to 15 years imprisonment for the rape of two women in the...
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  Public statement 1 August 2016 - Prominent human rights defender Pascal Kabungulu was brutally murdered in...
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Sexual Violence: Congolese NGOs and TRIAL fight the same battle

06.07.2016 - (Last modified: 29.09.2016)
Congolese NGOs provide assistance to thousands of victims of sexual violence in their quest for justice. TRIAL Internati...
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A pilot project to facilitate access to justice

14.06.2016 - (Last modified: 27.02.2017)
An EU project, carried out in collaboration with the UNDP, will allow TRIAL International to extend its efforts in the f...
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Case F.

03.06.2016 - (Last modified: 27.02.2017)
On 17 December 2014, agents of the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) arrested F. at his home, without any arrest warrant. He was immediately locked up in an ANR solitary confinement cell and tortured over a long period of time to make him “confess” to stealing a large sum of money from his former associate, who happened to be very close to the ANR Commander. Despite...

Case H.

03.06.2016 - (Last modified: 27.02.2017)
Ms H. works at Panzi Hospital alongside Dr Mukwege, helping female victims of sexual violence. Her work had already attracted several threats and, on 19 June 2013, she was abducted from her home by six armed men. Kidnapped for three days, she was raped and abused. On the night of the third day, Ms H. was dumped – handcuffed and unconscious – on the roadside. Ms H. rep...

Case N.

03.06.2016 - (Last modified: 03.11.2016)
N. was raped at her home in 2014 by a Colonel of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC). He was her husband’s colleague. Like countless victims of rape, N. was place in the dock by her community, leaving her isolated and stigmatized for a crime of which she was a victim. Despite the pressure put on her, N. had the courage to file a complaint,...
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