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Zaire: Violent persecution by state and armed groups

, Index number: AFR 62/026/1996

The Zairian authorities are persecuting members of the Tutsi and Hutu ethnic groups as the armed conflict in the east of the country continues. This report highlights the vital importance of placing human rights protection squarely at the heart of all attempts to resolve the crisis in eastern Zaire. The Zairian authorities and armed groups leaders should publicly condemn human rights abuses by their forces and take immediate measures to prevent further abuses.

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