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Democratic Republic of Congo:Statement by Amnesty International to the 60th Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights

, Index number: AFR 62/006/2004

Amnesty International urges the UN Commission on Human Rights to extend the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The recent Amnesty International mission to the DRC, confirmed that the human rights situation remains extremely appalling. The DRC transitional government has so far made little or no concrete progress in addressing the problems or improving the security situation in the east of the country while civilians in these areas continue to live in fear.

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