Two Chinese Face Prosecution In DR Congo Over Illegal Miners Incident
Kinshasa, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th Jul, 2021 ) :Two Chinese nationals face military prosecution for ordering two Congolese soldiers to inflict "degrading and humiliating treatment" on illegal Congolese miners in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the army said on Saturday.
He said the Chinese nationals would face prosecution for "inciting soldiers to commit crimes, acts contrary to their duties".
Footage shared on social networks shows two Congolese soldiers beating two men pinned to the ground.
The army reminded soldiers of their mission to protect people and their property, warning that "any soldier who allowed themselves to embark on a similar adventure will face the full force of the law".
Illegal miners often make forays into mines legally assigned to Congolese or foreign industrial operators, causing similar incidents. A Chinese company is officially authorised to operate the mine where the incident took place.
"However, no one has the right to take the law into their own hands by using soldiers," said local deputy Gaston Mushid.