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Most read reports
- Briefing: Problems multiply in Congo’s Kasaï
- New measures and strong partnership having positive impact on Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- République Démocratique du Congo : Perspectives sur la sécurité alimentaire - octobre 2018 à mai 2019
- West and Central Africa: Regional Funding Status as of 16 of November 2018
- RD Congo - Sud-Kivu & Maniema : Note d’informations humanitaires du 12.11.2018
Le non-respect des normes internationales relatives aux droits humains par la législation et les politiques nationales et l'urgence d'y remédier
How national legislation and policies fall short of international human rights standards, and the urgency to change the situation
3 septembre 2018, 19:31 UTC
Le 3 septembre, au moins 23 manifestants pacifiques ont été blessés, dont six grièvement, en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et 89 autres ont été arrêtés dans la capitale, Kinshasa, ainsi qu’à Goma, Lubumbashi, Bukavu, Mbandaka, Mbuji-Mayi et Tshikapa lorsque la police a dispersé violemment des rassemblements pacifiques contre l’utilisation d’un système de vote électronique pour les élections prévues le 23 décembre.
Geneva, 5 September 2018
At least 23 peaceful protesters were injured today in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), six of them severely, while another 89 were arrested in the capital Kinshasa, and in Goma, Lubumbashi, Bukavu, Mbandaka, Mbuji-Mayi and Tshikapa as police violently dispersed peaceful protests on the use of electronic voting machines in the upcoming elections slated for 23 December.
Kenya must halt the ongoing crackdown on undocumented migrant workers that have seen homes raided and hundreds of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers arrested around the country, Amnesty International said today.
The raids have intensified since 27 August, when the country’s Immigration Department set up a hotline number for citizens to report irregular migrants in their neighbourhoods. The authorities’ actions targeting irregular migrants have mostly affected refugees and asylum seekers.
En réaction aux informations selon lesquelles le président de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) Joseph Kabila ne sera pas candidat à l'élection du 23 décembre, Jean-Mobert Senga, chercheur sur la RDC à Amnesty International, a déclaré :
Responding to the news that Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila will not be a candidate in the 23 December election, Jean-Mobert Senga, Amnesty International’s Researcher for the DRC, said:
Index number: IOR 40/8681/2018
Despite an apparent de-escalation of the fighting between Government forces and the Kamuena Nsapu since mid-2017, serious human rights violations and abuses continue to be committed in the Kasaï region, including extrajudicial killings, sexual assaults against women, and forced recruitment of children.
Amid persistent human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Amnesty International wants the government to ensure that everyone can exercise their freedom of expression and association as the country prepares for the long-awaited December elections.
DRC authorities must open up the civic space by lifting the ban on peaceful protests, releasing dissidents and stopping the ongoing crackdown on human rights defenders.
La République démocratique du Congo (RDC) est toujours traversée par une grave crise humanitaire et de droits humains alors que les tensions politiques continuent de se renforcer en raison du long report des élections qui devaient se tenir en novembre 2016 et qui ont maintenant été reprogrammées au 23 décembre 2018.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains in deep human rights and humanitarian crisis as political tensions continue to build over the long delayed elections which were supposed to be held in November 2016 but now rescheduled for 23 December 2018.
President Joseph Kabila, in power since 2001, was supposed to hand over power to his successor after his two term constitutional mandates in 2016. Presidential election was supposed to be held in November 2016 but the authorities failed to organize elections for over one year. Protests against the delays in organizing the elections are constantly met with brutal repression by the security forces.
AI Index Number: AFR 62/8104/2018
Statement delivered during the Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on the Democratic Republic of Congo at the 37th Session of the Human Rights Council
Amnesty International is concerned by the ongoing suppression of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly in the context of a disputed electoral process in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and the impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators.
Our world is increasingly powered by lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, ranging from the ones found in everyday mobile technologies, such as smartphones and laptop computers, to those in electric vehicles. There is also a growing interest in using super-sized rechargeable batteries to help store electricity generated from solar and wind sources and deliver it to consumers more efficiently. These technologies are attractive because of their perceived sustainability.
Notre monde fonctionne de plus en plus grâce aux batteries rechargeables de type lithium-ion, aussi bien celles contenues dans les appareils de communication mobiles tels que les téléphones et ordinateurs portables, que celles qui alimentent les véhicules électriques. Il existe également un intérêt croissant pour l'utilisation de batteries rechargeables de très grande taille pour stocker l'électricité produite à partir des sources d'énergie solaire et éolienne et la livrer aux consommateurs de manière plus efficace.
12 October 2017, Index number: AFR 62/7269/2017
Halt Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly, Freedom of Expression
(Kinshasa, September 26, 2017) – Democratic Republic of Congo authorities should immediately and unconditionally release nine Congolese human rights and pro-democracy activists wrongfully detained for their participation in peaceful activities, 45 Congolese and international human rights organizations said today. Four activists were arrested on July 14 and 15, 2017 in Mbuji-Mayi and five others on July 31 in Lubumbashi.
Il faut mettre fin à la répression de la liberté de réunion pacifique et d’expression
Amnesty International continues to receive reports of violations in the context of the delayed elections. Our organisation has received reports that security forces used tear gas and live bullets against unarmed protestors who were demanding the publication of the electoral calendar on 31 July, resulting in at least 4 injured. Over 100 people were arrested across the country during these protests, including around a dozen journalists who were covering the events unfold.