Police station in Kinshasa
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DR Congo police accused of brutality against Kinshasa gangs

Congolese authorities have been going after the most dangerous gangs in the capital city Kinshasa, in a bid to bring down the high levels of crime and violence.

Operation Likofi, otherwise known as "Operation Punch", is a police crackdown on trouble in the city and has largely led to peace being restored.

But human rights groups suggest the police go too far and claim many young men have been arbitrarily executed in the process.

Maud Jullien reports.

  • 18 Mar 2014
  • From the section Africa
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