Lynch Mob Response in Beni

Woman with Child: Beating a Man Before Burning and Decapitating Him

Tension and fear are high in Beni due to the recent random slaughter of innocents. Based on their accents, men were identified as potentially members of ADF while taking a taxi from Butembo. They were then lynched once they arrived in Beni. They were beaten, burned and decapitated.

The rule of law is always necessary to have a safe and productive society. Eastern Congo was showing great signs of improvement, but recent ADF or Mai Mai atrocities and this report of lynching represents a huge set back.