Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi on Monday called on the UN Security Council to impose individual and collective sanctions against members of the M23 rebel movement and the Rwandan state, who he said were involved in the ongoing violence in eastern Congo. In September, Tshisekedi already made a similar appeal.
Kinshasa has accused Kigali of supporting M23 for several months. An unpublished United Nations report, available to AFP, indicates Rwanda’s involvement with M23.
The Congolese president calls on Rwanda to respond more consistently to various violations of international rights. “Continuing to hide the truth, which is already known to everyone, and refusing to discuss this report in order to cover up the perpetrators of these terrible crimes, contributes to impunity,” he said.
Rwanda denies the allegations and in turn accuses Congo of collaborating with the FDLR rebels, a Rwandan Hutu rebel group some of whose members were involved in the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda.
Source : HLN