Eight Congolese Soldiers sentenced to Death by Military Court for the death of two Chinese nationals

Dec 27, 2022 | News, Politics | 0 comments

A military court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has sentenced two soldiers to death for the killing of two Chinese nationals in the country.

The soldiers, whose names have not been released, were part of a unit that was patrolling the area near the Chinese-owned mining site where the killings took place. The Chinese nationals, who were employees of the mining company, were abducted and later found dead with bullet wounds.

The military court found the soldiers guilty of murder and sentenced them to death by firing squad. The verdict has been met with widespread condemnation from human rights groups, who argue that the death penalty is not an appropriate punishment for the crime.

The killings have caused outrage in both the Democratic Republic of Congo and China, with many calling for justice to be served. The Chinese government has called for a thorough investigation into the incident and has demanded that those responsible be held accountable.

The sentencing of the soldiers is seen as a step towards justice for the victims and their families. It is also hoped that the verdict will send a strong message that violence and crime will not be tolerated in the country.