The Armed Forces of the DR Congo (FARDC) took swift action this weekend against two of its own soldiers and a pair of Chinese nationals for their involvement in the recent violent beating of local artisanal miners.
The incident took place last Tuesday at the Chinese-run COMIS mine in the southeastern town of Musonoyi in Lualaba province where a video captured a FARDC soldier brutally whipping a man on the ground. Another soldier looked on in the background. When the camera panned away from the beating it revealed a trio of three Chinese nationals looking on and recording the incident on their phones.
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