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Cablegate: Cndp Claims Fdlr Behind Attack On Italian Ngo and Threatens

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TAGS: PGOV PREL MOPS PHUM PREF KPKO CG
SUBJECT: CNDP CLAIMS FDLR BEHIND ATTACK ON ITALIAN NGO AND THREATENS
RESPONSE TO PROVOCATIONS

REF: KINSHASA 1109


1. (U) CNDP spokesman Bertrand Bisimwa mass mailed a press
statement as an attachment to an e-mail dated December 16, 2008 with
his organization's reaction to the December 15 attack on an Italian
NGO vehicle in CNDP-controlled territory (reftel). The statement
also catalogues CNDP allegations of cooperation between FARDC, FDLR,
PARECO and Mai Mai elements in the commission of extra judicial
killings, rape and other acts of violence in North Kivu. Unofficial
embassy translation follows. Original French is at para. 3.

2. (U) Begin unofficial translation of CNDP press statement:

Press Release from the Movement

Deeply dismayed and shocked, the political leadership of the CNDP
informs both national and international opinion that the Government
Coalition FARDC - FDLR / PARECO - Mai-Mai continues its work of
death and desolation among the Congolese people in the east of our
country despite the ceasefire declared unilaterally by our Movement.
In recent days, in particular, it has committed bold and
unspeakable crimes. It no longer fears exposure from the light of
day, nor does it camouflage its crimes. Having succeeded in
penetrating the entities under the control of our Movement, the
Coalition has two main objectives, namely: first, challenge the
authority of CNDP and its pacification measures, and then cause
frustration and fear among the population to prevent any support or
collaboration with the CNDP. That is why it commits acts of
unspeakable barbarism such as bodily mutilation to affect people's
minds. Thus, the criminals even go as far as leaving written
threats on the victim's remains, threats aimed not only at the CNDP
but also at the entire population.

The last crime to date has just taken place this Monday, December
15, at 1500 in NYAHANGA, a town located on the outskirts of
Rutshuru-Centre, between the BURAYI junction and the MUNDO GIUSTO
concession where a vehicle of the NGO AVSI was fired at by hidden
FDLR / Interahamwe elements. The outcome is one death in the person
of the late Baudouin NTAMENYA and one wounded, Mr Bosco CHIZA. The
CNDP has managed to get hold of a person who was hiding there in
connivance with the killers. He will be heard this morning in the
presence of MONUC, and OCHA if possible, to clarify the
circumstances of the killing. The CNDP presents its condolences to
the families of victims, their employer the NGO AVSI, and to the
entire humanitarian community.

For 15 days, the macabre balance sheet of the government coalition
shows several people killed, women raped or abused, vehicles
hijacked and looted. We give below the cases which were collected by
us:

-- 1. Wednesday, November 26, 2008, around 1100 hours, eight family
members of Mr. MAVALE, resident of KIWANDJA, including four women
and four men, were atrociously massacred in the village of KITIMBO.
They were intercepted by elements of the coalition while they were
working in their fields. They are:

-- KAVIRA MASIKI
-- KABUO MASIKI
-- KATUNGU GORET
-- KANYERE Justine
-- KAMBALE KIBAMBI
-- Jean de Dieu
-- Vedastus
-- MUHINDO KIWILE

Ms. Josephine KAVIRA, KAHAMBU KIBAMBI, and Jacqueline KABUO, who
escaped after being raped, recognized, among the attackers, a
soldier from the 15th Brigade, an element belonging to the FDLR /
Interahamwe and some local resident men.

-- 2. On December 3, 2008 around 1900 hours, on Lueshe Avenue in
the BUTURANDE district of the City of KIWANDJA, Mr. KASEREKA
BUSANGYA, aged about 75 years, was cowardly assassinated in his
home, his son KAMBALA BUSANGYA was shot in the leg, and a woman
named HONORINE was raped.

-- 3. On 06 December 2008, the head of the town of KIRINGA, Mr
Joseph SEGIHOBE was accused of collaborating with the CNDP and
killed by coalition forces.

-- 4. On 12 December 12, 2008, at 1930 hours in the town of
KIRINGA, KANTUNDWE village, a young man aged about 26 years named
Dismas MANZEKELE was beheaded by the FDLR / Interahamwe who had come

from BUTIMBO. In addition, these forces of evil threatened, in
writing, to kill one at a time all suspected CNDP collaborators.

In order to continue to sow terror and desolation, other similar
cases are registered daily in the territory of Masisi.

Accordingly, the CNDP gives notice to the government coalition and
warns them that it will not remain inactive faced with uncivil acts
that disturb the tranquility and peace in the entities it controls.
In its vision of defending Congolese citizens and their property
throughout the national territory against the forces of evil, the
CNDP reserves the right to respond to any new violence from the
government coalition.

For the Political Directorate of the CNDP
NZABIRINDA Deogratias
Executive Secretary

End unofficial translation of CNDP statement

3. Begin original French version of CNDP statement:

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE DU MOUVEMENT

PROFONDEMENT CONSTERNEE ET CHOQUEE, LA DIRECTION POLITIQUE DU CNDP
INFORME L'OPINION TANT NATIONALE QU'INTERNATIONALE QUE LA COALITION
GOUVERNEMENTALE FARDC - FDLR/PARECO - MAI-MAI, POURSUIT SON QUVRE DE
MORT ET DE DESOLATION PARMI LES CONGOLAIS DE L'EST DE NOTRE PAYS,
MALGRE LE CESSEZ-LE FEU DECRETE UNILATERALEMENT PAR NOTRE MOUVEMENT.
CES DERNIERS JOURS, EN PARTICULIER, ELLE A FAIT PREUVE D'AUDACE
CRIMINELLE INQUALIFIABLE. ELLE NE CRAINT PLUS DE S'EXPOSER AU GRAND
JOUR NI DE CAMOUFLER SES FORFAITS. AYANT REUSSI A S'INTRODUIRE DANS
LES ENTITES SOUS CONTROLE DE NOTRE MOUVEMENT, LA COALITION POURSUIT
DEUX OBJECTIFS PRINCIPAUX A SAVOIR : D'ABORD DEFIER L'AUTORITE DU
CNDP ET SON ACTION DE PACIFICATION, ENSUITE PROVOQUER LA FRUSTRATION
ET LA PEUR PARMI LES HABITANTS EN VUE DE LES DISSUADER DE TOUT
SOUTIEN OU DE TOUTE COLLABORATION AVEC LE CNDP. C'EST POURQUOI, ELLE
SE LIVRE A DES ACTES D'UNE BARBARIE INNOMMABLE COMME LES MUTILATIONS
CORPORELLES AFIN DE MARQUER LES ESPRITS. AINSI, SUR LES DEPOUILLES
DES VICTIMES, LES MALFAITEURS VONT JUSQU'A DEPOSER DES MENACES
ECRITES A L'ENDROIT, NON SEULEMENT DU CNDP MAIS AUSSI DE LA
POPULATION TOUTE ENTIERE.

LE DERNIER CRIME EN DATE VIENT DE SE DEROULER CE LUNDI 15 DECEMBRE
VERS 15H00 A NYAHANGA, LOCALITE SITUEE A LA PERIPHERIE DE
RUTSHURU-CENTRE, ENTRE LA BIFURCATION BURAYI ET LA CONCESSION MUNDO
GIUSTO OU UN VEHICULE DE L'ONG AVSI A ESSUYE DES BALLES TIREES PAR
DES ELEMENTS FDRL/INTERAHAMWE EMBUSQUES. LE BILAN FAIT ETAT D'UN
MORT, EN LA PERSONNE DU REGRETTE BAUDOUIN NTAMENYA ET UN BLESSE,
MONSIEUR BOSCO CHIZA. LE CNDP EST PARVENU A METTRE LA MAIN D'UNE
PERSONNE QUI ETAIT EN EMBUSCADE A CET ENDROIT EN CONNIVENCE AVEC LES
TUEURS. ELLE SERA ENTENDUE CE MATIN EN PRESENCE DE LA MONUC ET SI
POSSIBLE D'OCHA EN VUE D'ECLAIRER LES CIRCONSTANCES DE CE MEURTRE.
LE CNDP PRESENTE SES CONDOLEANCES AUX FAMILLES DE VICTIMES, A L'ONG
AVSI LEUR EMPLOYEUR ET A L'ENSEMBLE DE LA COMMUNAUTE HUMANITAIRE.

DEPUIS 15 JOURS, A L'ACTIF MACABRE DE LA COALITION GOUVERNEMENTALE,
L'ON COMPTE PLUSIEURS PERSONNES TUEES, DES FEMMES VIOLEES OU
VIOLENTEES, DES VEHICULES BRAQUES ET PILLES. NOUS DONNONS CI-DESSOUS
LES CAS QUI ONT ETE REPERTORIES PAR NOS SERVICES :

-- 1. LE MERCREDI 26 NOVEMBRE 2008, VERS 11HEURES DU MATIN, HUIT
MEMBRES DE LA FAMILLE DE MONSIEUR MAVALE DOMICILIE A KIWANDJA, DONT
QUATRE FEMMES ET QUATRE HOMMES, ONT ETE ATROCEMENT MASSACRES DANS LE
VILLAGE DE KITIMBO. ILS ONT ETE INTERCEPTES PAR LES ELEMENTS DE LA
COALITION PENDANT QU'ILS S'ADONNAIENT A DES TRAVAUX CHAMPETRES. IL
S'AGIT DE :

-- KAVIRA MASIKI
-- KABUO MASIKI
-- KATUNGU GORETI
-- KANYERE JUSTINE
-- KAMBALE KIBAMBI
-- JEAN DE DIEU
-- VEDASTUS
-- MUHINDO KIWILE

MESDAMES JOSEPHINE KAVIRA, KAHAMBU KIBAMBI ET KABUO JACQUELINE,
RESCAPEES APRES AVOIR ETE VIOLEES, ONT RECONNU PARMI LES ASSAILLANTS
UN SOLDAT DE LA 15EME BRIGADE, UN ELEMENT APPARTENANT AUX
FDLR/INTERAHAMWE AINSI QUE QUELQUES HOMMES HABITANTS LOCAUX.

-- 2. LE 3 DECEMBRE 2008 VERS 19HEURES, SUR L'AVENUE LUESHE,
QUARTIER BUTURANDE DANS LA CITE DE KIWANDJA, MR KASEREKA BUSANGYA

AGE D'ENVIRON 75 ANS A ETE LACHEMENT ASSASSINE A SON DOMICILE, SON
FILS KAMBALE BUSANGYA BLESSE PAR BALLE A LA JAMBE ET UNE DAME DU NOM
D'HONORINE A ETE VIOLE.

-- 3. LE 06 DECEMBRE 2008, LE CHEF DE LA LOCALITE DE KIRINGA, MR
SEGIHOBE JOSEPH ACCUSE DE COLLABORATION AVEC LE CNDP A ETE TUE PAR
DES ELEMENTS DE LA COALITION.

-- 4. LE 12 DECEMBRE 2008, A 19H30, DANS LA LOCALITE DE KIRINGA,
VILLAGE KANTUNDWE, UN JEUNE HOMME AGE D'ENVIRON 26 ANS, DU NOM DE
DISMAS MANZEKELE A ETE DECAPITE PAR DES ELEMENTS FDLR/INTERAHAMWE
VENUS DE BUTIMBO. EN OUTRE, CES FORCES DU MAL ONT MENACE, PAR ECRIT,
DE TUER L'UN APRES L'AUTRE, TOUS LES PRESUMES COLLABORATEURS DU
CNDP.

EN VUE DE CONTINUER A SEMER LA TERREUR ET LA DESOLATION, D'AUTRES
CAS SIMILAIRES SONT EGALEMENT ENREGISTRES AU QUOTIDIEN DANS LE
TERRITOIRE DE MASISI.

EN CONSEQUENCE, LE CNDP MET EN GARDE LA COALITION GOUVERNEMENTALE ET
L'AVERTIT QU'IL NE SAURA RESTER INACTIF FACE AUX ACTES INCIVIQUES
QUI PERTURBENT LA QUIETUDE ET LA PAIX DANS LES ENTITES QU'IL
CONTROLE. DANS SA VISION DE DEFENDRE LES CITOYENS CONGOLAIS ET LEURS
BIENS SUR TOUTE L'ETENDUE DU TERRITOIRE NATIONAL CONTRE LES FORCES
DU MAL, LE CNDP SE RESERVE LE DROIT DE REAGIR A TOUTE NOUVELLE
EXACTION DE LA COALITION GOUVERNEMENTALE.

POUR LA DIRECTION POLITIQUE DU CNDP
NZABIRINDA DEOGRATIAS
SECRETAIRE EXECUTIF

End original French version of CNDP statement

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