African Commission: Landmark $2.5 Million Award to DR Congo Massacre Victims

4 August 2017

Press Release

Anvil Mining rebuked for its role in Kilwa killings, new criminal investigation ordered

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has found the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo responsible for the 2004 massacre of over 70 people in Kilwa, in the southeast of the country, and granted landmark compensation of US $2.5 million to the victims and their families, three human rights groups who initiated the complaint said today.

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