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March 17, 2009

Bearing Witness in Congo

Reports suggest that war-torn regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo have recently experienced a period of calm. But people who live and work there know how tragic the situation still is. Anneke Van Woundenberg is a human rights investigator. She travels to remote villages and interviews witnesses and victims of brutal attacks. Anneke says though the witness accounts can be heartbreaking, she's still optimistic about Congo's future. She talks with Dick Gordon about her latest trip to Congo, when she met one man who saw the decimation of his village - and watched on a screen in a crowded church as the International Criminal Court prepared to try one of Congo's rebel leaders for war crimes. 

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