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DR Congo: No Justice for 2018 Yumbi Massacres

Over 500 People Killed in Ethnic Attacks

Thursday 19 December 2019


(Kinshasa, December 19, 2019) – Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have not brought to justice those responsible for the massacres of ethnic Banunu in Yumbi territory one year ago, Human Rights Watch said today.

On December 16 and December 17, 2018, hundreds of ethnic Batende assailants killed at least 535 people and wounded 111 more, though the actual death toll is most likely much higher. The assailants also damaged, destroyed, and pillaged more than 1,500 houses as well as health centers, schools, and polling places, according to witnesses, the United Nations, and the Congolese government.

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