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DR Congo army commander 'led mass rape'

19 January 2011 Last updated at 04:12 GMT

Serious allegations of mass rape on New Year's Day have been levelled against a military commander in the eastern town of Fizi.

Several witnesses have accused him of directing the violence, and a victim has identified him as one of the rapists.

The BBC's correspondent in DRC, Thomas Hubert, sent this report.