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Democratic Republic of the Congo to reinstate death penalty for soldiers convicted of treason

# The Democratic Republic of Congo’s government intends to end a 20-year moratorium on capital punishment for soldiers guilty of treason in the conflict against M23 Movement rebels. The government intends to curb acts of treason among soldiers. Since 2003, death sentences in the DRC have been consistently commuted to life imprisonment. Justice minister Rose Mutombo Kiesse has formally proposed lifting the moratorium in response to heightened concerns about treason within the military. This move comes as the country faces aggression from Rwanda, denying allegations of supporting the M23.