Trio to probe atroc­i­ties

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GENEVA: The UN has named three hu­man rights ex­perts to lead an in­ter­na­tional in­ves­ti­ga­tion into killings in the Ka­sai re­gion of Demo­cratic Repub­lic of the Congo, a move that could set up a show­down with the gov­ern­ment.

Congo in­sists its own jus­tice sys­tem is in charge of the in­quiry. with the UN pro­vid­ing “tech­ni­cal or lo­gis­ti­cal sup­port”. A day af­ter say­ing “ele­ments” of the Con­golese army dug most mass graves in Ka­sai, the UN named Bacre Waly Ndi­aye, a UN in­ves­ti­ga­tor from Sene­gal, Luc Cote, who worked on a UN in­quiry in Congo and Mau­ri­ta­nia’s Fa­ti­mata M’Baye.

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