Congo: Operation Mbata ya Bakolo: Mass expulsions of foreign nationals in the Republic of Congo

Amnesty International believes that crimes under international law, and human rights violations have been committed by agents of the Republic of Congo or by persons acting with the authorization, support or acquiescence of the authorities of the Republic of Congo, as part of operation Mbata ya Bakolo or as a consequence of it. Based on the evidence presented in this report, Amnesty International considers that many crimes committed as part of operation Mbata ya Bakolo, including arbitrary detentions, deportations, torture, rape and other crimes of sexual violence, persecution and other inhumane acts, may amount to crimes against humanity.

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