GENEVA — United Nations investigators said on Tuesday that hundreds of men, women and children were slaughtered and thousands driven from their homes in attacks by one ethnic group on another in the Democratic Republic of Congo last year, and that the assaults may have amounted to crimes against humanity.
The attacks took place in December near Yumbi, a town in western Congo, Ravina Shamdasani, a spokeswoman for the United Nations human rights office in Geneva, told reporters on Tuesday, citing the investigators’ report.
Ms. Shamdasani said that villagers of the Batende ethnic group, armed with hunting rifles, machetes, bows and arrows and gasoline, killed at least 535 villagers during attacks on a Banunu community. The death toll was likely to have been much higher, she added, echoing earlier United Nations reports that close to 900 people had died.
In January, United Nations investigators traveled to the region on a two-day mission and interviewed 90 people. They determined that around 19,000 people had fled the violence, about 16,000 of whom crossed the border into the neighboring Republic of Congo, Ms. Shamdasani said. The attackers also destroyed close to a thousand buildings, mostly houses but also including 14 churches, 17 schools and several health centers.
Many people were killed as they tried to escape across the Congo River. Others, including many women and girls, were burned alive in their houses as they tried to shelter from the violence, the investigators reported.
The United Nations team also reported a series of gruesome, specific crimes: Attackers tossed a 2-year-old into a septic tank; raped a woman after decapitating her 3-year-old child; and mutilated many victims, including pregnant women.
The actions may amount to the crimes against humanity of murder, torture, rape and other forms of sexual violence, as well as persecution, the investigators said in the report.
The violence erupted from a dispute over the burial of the Banunu community’s chief, they said. Many people told the team that the heads of several Batende-majority villages had taken part in planning the attacks, and the investigators said that the similarities among the attacks suggested they were coordinated.
The investigators also said the failure of the authorities to respond to clear signs of rising tensions between the communities was a contributing factor in the attacks.
Congolese security forces detained 18 people in December and January but released three. The authorities suspended further arrests in the face of protests by members of a Batende community demanding the release of all the prisoners.
“It is crucial to ensure that the perpetrators of these terrible crimes are punished,” Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations human rights chief, said in a statement. She also called on the authorities to start a program of truth and reconciliation to avoid the violence spreading.B:
马上开奖图片【城】【里】【不】【止】【那】【几】【个】【影】【卫】【的】【消】【息】【让】【我】【疑】【惑】【不】【已】，【若】【只】【是】【劫】【持】【我】【根】【本】【用】【不】【着】【那】【么】【多】【人】，【他】【们】【到】【底】【想】【干】【什】【么】？ 【两】【个】【时】【辰】【后】，【我】【的】【穴】【道】【终】【于】【解】【开】，【只】【是】【五】【哥】【他】【们】【并】【没】【有】【追】【上】【来】，【远】【路】【有】【些】【不】【安】【地】【看】【着】【临】【海】【城】【的】【方】【向】，【一】【时】【拿】【不】【定】【主】【意】。 【若】【是】【继】【续】【留】【在】【这】【里】【等】，【难】【保】【没】【有】【其】【他】【影】【卫】【追】【上】【来】，【若】【是】【回】【去】，【只】【怕】【会】【有】【更】【多】【陷】【阱】【等】【着】
【男】【人】【缓】【缓】【戴】【上】【了】【墨】【镜】，【那】【一】【幕】【幕】【生】【动】【传】【神】【的】【画】【面】【便】【似】【乎】【再】【也】【映】【不】【进】【他】【的】【眼】【底】【了】。 …… 【郝】【小】【满】【一】【手】【捧】【着】【爆】【米】【花】【一】【手】【拿】【着】【果】【汁】【出】【来】，【一】【边】【卖】【东】【西】【的】【柜】【台】【小】【姐】【忽】【然】【拉】【住】【了】【她】：“【哎】，【美】【女】，【我】【们】【今】【天】【正】【在】【搞】【活】【动】【哦】，【一】【元】【就】【可】【以】【抽】【大】【奖】【的】。” 【郝】【小】【满】【着】【急】【赶】【回】【去】，【于】【是】【摇】【摇】【头】：“【算】【了】，【不】【要】【了】。” 【那】【女】【人】【却】
【曹】【凡】【本】【就】【对】【禹】【真】【子】【十】【分】【不】【爽】，【眼】【见】【对】【方】【居】【然】【再】【次】【挑】【衅】，【便】【立】【即】【反】【击】【道】：“【我】【之】【前】【说】【你】【无】【知】，【你】【还】【别】【不】【服】【气】。【珂】【维】【与】【向】【冥】【光】【仇】【怨】【的】【前】【因】【后】【果】，【洛】【宗】【主】【早】【已】【知】【晓】，【甚】【至】【不】【惜】【杀】【掉】【离】【尘】【仙】【宗】【的】【人】【也】【要】【保】【住】【他】，【足】【可】【见】【珂】【维】【对】【于】【楚】【江】【仙】【门】【的】【重】【要】【意】【义】。 【人】【人】【都】【知】【道】【珂】【维】【是】【楚】【江】【仙】【门】【再】【次】【崛】【起】【的】【基】【石】，【你】【却】【屡】【次】【三】【番】【想】【要】【把】【他】【赶】马上开奖图片【两】【天】【后】，【玉】【栏】【阁】。 “【那】【柳】【青】【查】【的】【怎】【么】【样】【了】？”【叶】【云】【问】【道】。 “【他】【本】【是】【沧】【州】【人】【士】，【家】【境】【贫】【寒】，【却】【饱】【读】【诗】【书】。”【林】【山】【说】【道】。 【叶】【云】【还】【在】【等】【他】【继】【续】【说】【呢】，【可】【林】【山】【却】【不】【说】【了】，【叶】【云】【问】【道】： “【没】【了】？” “【是】【啊】。” “【靠】，【家】【境】【贫】【寒】，【他】【怎】【么】【饱】【读】【的】【诗】【书】？”【叶】【云】【翻】【着】【白】【眼】【道】。 “【哦】，【他】【是】【在】【书】【院】【读】【的】【书】，
【三】【人】【同】【时】【出】【招】，【身】【形】【交】【错】，【鲜】【血】【喷】【洒】【而】【出】，【那】**【直】【接】【毙】【命】，【沮】【渠】【万】【年】【左】【肩】【中】【剑】，【但】【伤】【口】【并】【不】【深】。 【赵】【谦】【对】【沮】【渠】【万】【年】【道】：“【你】【回】【去】【告】【诉】【沮】【渠】【唐】【儿】，【让】【其】【做】【好】【准】【备】，【以】【免】【不】【知】【不】【觉】【便】【做】【了】【我】【的】【剑】【下】【亡】【魂】。” 【赵】【谦】【并】【非】【是】【让】【沮】【渠】【万】【年】【前】【去】【带】【话】，【只】【是】【见】【其】【与】【西】【域】【密】【宗】【勾】【结】，【倘】【若】【留】【其】【性】【命】，【消】【息】【传】【达】【西】【域】【密】【宗】，【西】【域】【密】
【出】【于】【随】【便】【玩】【玩】、【反】【正】【闲】【着】【也】【是】【闲】【着】、【不】【想】【去】【大】【势】【力】【摸】【鱼】【等】【诸】【多】【心】【态】，【同】【时】【也】【是】【因】【为】【自】【己】【的】【建】【筑】【技】【术】【真】【的】【还】【不】【错】，【小】【楠】【并】【没】【有】【放】【过】【这】【篇】【帖】【子】。 【他】【联】【系】【了】【发】【帖】【人】，【也】【就】【是】Ender_Rain【留】【下】【的】QQ。 【然】【后】…… 【小】【楠】【永】【远】【不】【会】【忘】【记】【那】【个】【晚】【上】，【他】【打】【开】【电】【脑】，【登】【录】QQ，【输】【入】【从】【论】【坛】【抄】【下】【来】【的】QQ【号】，【点】【击】
【这】【个】【金】【羌】【是】【个】【明】【眼】【人】，【能】【屈】【能】【伸】，【重】【情】【重】【义】。 【明】【面】【上】【他】【是】【将】【此】【行】【托】【出】，【实】【际】【上】【除】【了】【一】【条】【线】，【啥】【也】【没】【说】。 【也】【仅】【仅】【是】【搬】【出】【了】【东】【海】，【如】【果】【对】【方】【识】【相】，【也】【会】【卖】【他】【东】【海】【一】【个】【人】【情】。 【但】【是】【最】【后】【既】【没】【有】【将】【亏】【欠】【赖】【在】【东】【海】【身】【上】，【也】【没】【有】【给】【他】【们】【嘴】【里】【的】【贵】【客】【造】【成】【什】【么】【不】【便】。 【完】【全】【把】【麻】【烦】【都】【揽】【在】【了】【自】【己】【身】【上】。 【澜】【染】【笑】【了】【笑】