Kilwa: A Year after the Massacre of October 2004

31 October 2005


This is a report of a field visit to Kilwa, a remote town in Katanga, by, Action contre l’impunité pour les droits humains (ACIDH) Rights and Accountability in Development’s (RAID) Congolese partner. The mission was carried out between 12 and 22 September 2005.1 In October 2004 in Kilwa about 100 people – the majority of them innocent civilians – are believed to have been killed by the Congolese Armed Forces (Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo – FARDC). The publication of this report coincides with the first anniversary of the Kilwa massacre which took place between 14 and 16 October 2004. The purpose of the report is to help the victims and their families in their search for justice.

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