The Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR) would like to inform the international community that Rwandan HUTU refugees are being slaughtered in KABALO district (TANGANYIKA province) far away from cameras in a shameless silence of the Congolese authorities and of the MONUSCO.
In fact, since the outbreak of armed conflicts between pygmies and LOUBA, the latter are hunting down the HUTU refugees, falsely accused of associating with pygmies. The victims list is yet to be announced. However, for the sole month of November, the number of dead amounts to ten among which two men killed by machetes in a broad daylight on 17/11/2016 in Kabalo district center.
Earlier on 02/11/2016 a woman with her two children got killed at Luwala while her husband narrowly escaped death with a 2 months old baby, abandoned by the defunct mother.
The FDLR strongly condemns the ongoing ruthless killings of HUTU refugees in the total apathy of States and international actors. The FDLR appeals to the UNHCR to take its responsibilities to protect the Rwandan refugees in DRC.
Moreover, the FDLR appeals to MONUSCO to protect all the civilians present in the DRC regardless of their nationality and to conduct a thorough investigation to find the perpetrators of those crimes so that they can be brought to book.
Done on 7th December, 2016
La Forge Fils Bazeye
Information Commissioner and Spokesperson of the FDLR
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Tel : +243-812 808422