Riot policemen fire tear gas to disperse Catholic priest and demonstrators during a protest against President Joseph Kabila, organized by the Catholic church in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo January 21, 2018. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe
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A military tribunal investigating a wave of massacres in eastern Congo blamed on Ugandan rebels has convicted 134 people, a senior army prosecutor and a human rights group said Wednesday.Congolese troops are currently battling the ADF in the eastern border zones in coordination with the Ugandan military.Gen. Timothee Mukutu, the Congolese army's First Advocate-General, said a portion of the earlier massacres were committed by ADF fighters during supply raids or in reprisal attacks.However, during the 17 months of trials, the mobile military tribunal, only convicted one army officer, a colonel.
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