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    DRC: arrests and suspensions in the army and police after the repression of a demonstration

    Several officers from the army of the Democratic Republic of Congo were suspended on Monday, almost a week after the bloody repression of a demonstration in the east of the country.

    The Congolese government announced this Monday the arrest of two military officials after the repression of a demonstration which left around fifty dead last Wednesday in Goma, capital of the province of North Kivu, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    The authorities also decided to recall the military governor of North Kivu to Kinshasa “for consultations”, as well as the “suspension” of two police officers, also recalled to the capital, the minister announced Monday evening to the press in Goma. of the Interior Peter Kazadi.

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    He is part of an official delegation that arrived on Saturday from Kinshasa to Goma to “shed light” on the events of August 30 and “clear responsibilities”, in the words of the government.

    “We interviewed all those responsible”

    After a first day of consultations, Peter Kazadi announced during the night from Sunday to Monday the arrest of two Congolese army officers whose trial, according to a source at the Goma military prosecutor’s office, could begin as early as Tuesday or Wednesday. .

    In a press release, the Ministry of Communication then specified that they were Colonel Mike Mikombe, commander of the combined arms brigade of the Republican Guard in North Kivu and Lieutenant-Colonel Donatien Bawili, commander of the 19th regiment of the same corps.

    “We interviewed all the city’s military security officials,” said Peter Kazadi, before asking “the population to remain calm, to trust the government and the justice system which will soon rule.”

    “We also ask each family which has noticed the disappearance of one of its members, to report it to the higher prosecutor’s office with the possibility of becoming a civil party,” he added.

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    Source: BFM TV

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