UN special rapporteur to visit DR Congo on rights mission


    KINSHASA, (Xinhua) -- The UN special rapporteur
on arbitrary and extra-judicial killings, Philip Alston,
is paying an11-day visit to the Democratic Republic
of Congo (DRC) on a human rights mission,
according to the UN bureau in Kinshasa.

Alston is scheduled to discuss with Congolese officials
about the situation of human rights violations
in the central African country, the UN bureau said on Sunday.

Alston, who arrived on Saturday, is also expected
to hold discussions with the Congolese political-judicial
authorities on the preventive measures against
human rights abuses, before meeting with the members
of the civil society, families of the victims
and the representatives of the international community.

After his stay in the capital Kinshasa, Alston will go
to Bas-Congo, North Kivu, South Kivu
and Orientale provinces to continue the inspection tour.

Editor: Xiong Tong

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