DR CONGON: President Tshisekedi meets rights group

Leadership of international rights group, the International Federation for Human Rights, FIDH, on Tuesday (March 12) met with Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, president Tshisekedi.

The presidency said the FIDH team was led by Mr. Palu Sapu. Photos showed Sapu and his delegation members in exchanges with President Tshisekedi.

The human rights situation in the country had deteriorated considerably at the time Tshisekedi took over from Joseph Kabila in January following presidential polls in December 2018.

Human rights groups especially the FIDH had routinely called on Kinshasa to desist from using force to clampdown on protests.

Under Kabila, police used tear gas and in some cases live bullets against anti-government rallies. Tshisekedi has since promised to right all wrongs that have long been publicised.

In other news, the president’s chief of staff was in Kigali to transmit a message from the president to his Rwandan counterpart.

Vital Kamerhe presented Tshisekedi’s statement to Paul Kagame. The crust of the communication being to cooperate in stabilizing the volatile eastern DRC region.

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