In February 2014, more than 70 men and women were summarily executed in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The reports received by the U.N. suggest that the summary executions were allegedly committed mainly by armed groups to spread terror among the population. The majority of the victims were killed with machete. This has been a pattern with renegade groups in the DR Congo, including the attacks on villages in 2009 by the Popular Front for Justice in the Congo (FPJC). Front for Patriotic Resistance in Ituri (FRPI) and its splinter group FPJC are active in the southern part of Ituri, where they battle government forces and UN peacekeepers. Their leaders are on trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity, including the recruitment of child soldiers, mass murder and rape.
Popular Front for Justice in the Congo (FPJC)
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