According to the United Nations' human rights office in the Democratic Republic of Congo, at least 41 people including children have died or disappeared at the hands of the police during a crackdown on crime a few months ago.
A UN report accuses masked members of elite police units of launching violent night-time raids in the capital Kinshasa between November 2013 and February 2014 as part of operation Likofi, which means "punch" in Lingala.
Scott Campbell is the head of the UN's human rights office in the DRC, and the government has called for his replacement following the publication of the report. Yet he told RFI's Thomas Hubert that the reality was probably worse than what UN investigators were able to establish.

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