Zaire: rape, killings and other human rights violations by the security forces

The international community appears unwilling or unable to take concerted action to help people suffering gross human rights abuses in Zaire. After the mass repatriation of refugees to Rwanda in late 1996, the diplomats and politicians have allowed plans for a humanitarian intervention force to founder. The journalists and cameramen have moved on to the next hot spot. Yet for the people living in Zaire the situation has gone from bad to worse.

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