A military court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has sentenced 51 people to death, several in absentia, in a mass trial over the 2017 murder of two United Nations experts in a troubled central region

A military court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has sentenced 51 people to death, several in absentia, in a mass trial over the 2017 murder of two United Nations experts in a troubled central region.

Zaida Catalan, a Swede, and Michael Sharp, an American, were investigating violence between government forces and an armed group in the central Kasai region in March 2017, when they were stopped along the road by armed men, marched into a field and killed.

Their bodies were found in a village on March 28th, 2017, 16 days after they went missing. Congolese officials have blamed the killings to Kamuina Nsapu armed group.

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