Democratic Republic of Congo - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (21 June 2017)

Q - Horrific massacres have been taking place in the DRC’s Kasai region for months, and yesterday the UN accused the Congolese authorities of arming a militia responsible for the killings. How do you see the situation?

A - France expresses its concern over the serious human rights violations perpetrated in the Kasai since the summer of 2016.

It is imperative to shed all possible light on these atrocities. To that end, we believe it is necessary for the UN Human Rights Council, in cooperation with the Congolese authorities, to undertake an investigation.

France is also concerned by the consequences of the violence on voter registration and the holding of elections.

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