DRC court finds 2 of 39 soldiers guilty of rape

[JURIST] A military court for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday convicted two of 39 soldiers charged with raping more than 130 women in the province of South Kivu. Another 24 soldiers were convicted of looting. Sources indicate that rape convictions are extremely rare in the DRC and that having a trial at all represents a major step toward protecting victims. The case is reportedly the largest rape trial [Al Jazeera report] in the DRC’s history. The convictions…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/05/drc-court-finds-2-of-39-soldiers-guilty-of-rape.php

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