Everyone is violating the human rights of the Congolese. Basically, it boils down to anybody with a gun. There are no good guys and bad guys when you are an unarmed civilian.
In our wild, wild West everyone had (or could have had) guns. But you had the sheriff, marshal, or Texas Ranger to keep the peace and to protect the unarmed civilian.
The government troops and national police must stop taking advantage of the people.
allAfrica.com: Congo-Kinshasa: All Sides Continue to Violate Human Rights, UN Report Finds (Page 1 of 1).
UN News Service (New York) 18 June 2008 Posted to the web 19 June 2008
Government troops, national police, foreign groups and local militia in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continue to contribute to deteriorating human rights conditions, the United Nations peacekeeping mission to the country (MONUC) said in a report released today.
The report, assessing the human rights situation in the DRC in April, found that both the armed forces - known as FARDC - and the police (PNC) are among the main violators, including through rapes and acts of torture.
PRAYER: Dear Heavenly Father, raise the consciousness of the world. Help us demand to the protection of the unarmed, the poor, and the weak. AMEN.