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Human rights situation deteriorating, General Assembly says

The UN General Assembly on Wednesday expressed “deep concern” at the deteriorating human rights situation in the DRC. In a resolution adopted without a vote, the Assembly said the situation was aggravated by the on-going conflict, with cases of summary and arbitrary execution, disappearances, torture, beatings, arbitrary arrest, sexual violence and the use of child soldiers. The resolution urged the warring parties to prevent human rights violations and to “abstain from inciting ethnic hatred or persecuting civilians on the grounds of nationality or ethnicity.”

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