January 2011

  • 01 January, mass rape of over 60 women in Fizi Centre was committed by FARDC troops under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Kibibi Mutware. Kibibi was sentenced to 20 years in jail by a military court in Baraka [BBC news 21 Feb 2011]. Military judges also sentenced three officers serving under Kibibi to 20 years and five soldiers to 10 – 15 years.
  • 19 – 23 Jan: the UN reported 53 new rape cases along the market road to Milimba and Kitumba [AFP 2 Feb 2011]
  • 19 Jan – 4 Feb: MSF treated over 70 victims of rape in two similar incidents that occurred in an area ~40 km from Fizi where Rwandan FDLR rebels are still active [BBC news 21 Feb 2011]

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