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Congolese soldiers go on trial accused of raping more than 60 women | The Guardian

Eleven government soldiers accused of raping more than 60 women have gone on trial in the most high-profile case yet heard by the Democratic Republic of Congo’s pioneering “mobile gender court”.

The men are alleged to have carried out the attacks on New Year’s Day in the town of Fizi, in the South Kivu province, where sexual violence is rife amid clashes between the army and local and foreign militias.

The accused – including commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Mutware Kibibi – have been charged with crimes against humanity, including rape and imprisonment.

Read more here: Congolese soldiers go on trial accused of raping more than 60 women | World news | The Guardian.

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