Muammar Ghaddafi

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Congo Election Violence and the International Criminal Court


KPFA Weekend News, 12.03.2011:  

Human Rights Watch reports 18 dead and 100 wounded, mostly in Kinshasa, mostly supporters of leading opposition candidate Étienne Tshisekedi, shot by sitting President Joseph Kabila's Republican Guard, during the last three days of the presidential and parliamentary election campaign, before the Congolese people began voting on November 28th. More violence is feared, and Human Rights Watch has called on Kabila's government to "immediately reign in its security forces," but International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo has not responded since early November, when he issued a warning that the ICC has jurisdiction in Congo, which most interpreted as a warning to Mr. Tshisekedi

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