Suspected Islamist militants kill 13 people during raids on two villages in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, the army and a village chief report. It is the latest of such attacks that the United Nations says may be war crimes. The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) have killed more than 1,000 people since 2019, according to UN figures.
The High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations, Michelle Bachelet, says that more than 1,300 civilians have been killed in recent months and half a million displaced in three provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo amid a resurgence of attacks on the civilian population by different armed groups. Bachelet says these attacks "may amount to crimes against humanity and war crimes".
A United Nations arbitration court rules India must allow an Italian marine, facing charges of murdering two fishermen during an anti-piracy mission in 2012, to return home pending the Permanent Court of Arbitration's decision over jurisdiction. The suspect, who will remain under the authority of the Supreme Court of India, has been staying in the Italian embassy in New Delhi; his co-defendant returned to Italy with health problems in 2014.
Three members of a United Nations peacekeeping mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been abducted. [http:--africa.afpmobile.com-pl-svt-si-afp-po-opafrica-sc-afp_en_africa-dk-afpmobile.04-24-2015.5837-ms-9tJYRRfsJn1-pa-176047-uid- (AFP)]date=August 2019