REPORT: "If You Come Back We Will Kill You": Sexual Violence and other Abuses against Congolese Migrants during Expulsions from Angola

Sunday, May 20, 2012
Author: 
Human Rights Watch
Countries: 
Africa
Southern Africa
Angola
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
Human Rights

This report describes an alarming pattern of human rights violations by members of Angolan security forces against Congolese migrants. Women and girls, who are often detained with their children, have been victims of sexual abuse including gang rape, sexual exploitation, and being forced to witness sexual abuse of other women and girls. Beatings, degrading and inhumane treatment, arbitrary arrests, and denial of due process have been common practices during roundups of undocumented migrants, and in custody before their deportation.

To read the full report, see the linked document.

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"If You Come Back We Will Kill You": Sexual Violence and other Abuses against Congolese Migrants, May 2012