Battling Impunity: Rape Trials in Eastern Congo: The Trials: DRC_01

Lush hills in the district of Fizi, eastern Congo. It was in Fizi town where Lt. Col. Mutware Kebibi and his men went on a mass rape and looting campaign on New Year’s Day 2011. When the day ended, more than fifty women had been raped, dozens of shops looted and scores of residents beaten. Kebibi and ten of his men were soon arrested and a military tribunal arranged. Kebibi would be the highest-ranking officer in the Congolese military to face charges of crimes against humanity and mass rape.

Lush hills in the district of Fizi, eastern Congo. It was in Fizi town where Lt. Col. Mutware Kebibi and his men went on a mass rape and looting campaign on New Year’s Day 2011. When the day ended, more than fifty women had been raped, dozens of shops looted and scores of residents beaten. Kebibi and ten of his men were soon arrested and a military tribunal arranged. Kebibi would be the highest-ranking officer in the Congolese military to face charges of crimes against humanity and mass rape.