KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: UN: 34 killed in Congo since vote results issued

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KINSHASA, Congo—Jan 18, 2019—The Latest on Congo’s disputed presidential election (all times local):

2:40 p.m.
The U.N. human rights office says at least 34 people have been killed in Congo since disputed provisional election results were announced on Jan. 10.

Spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani tells reporters in Geneva that the U.N. rights office in Congo also has documented 59 people wounded in that time, along with 241 “arbitrary arrests.”

She says that “we are very concerned about this, and we call on all sides to seek to resolve this situation through dialogue, and not through a resort to violence.”

Congo’s constitutional court is poised to rule on a challenge to the presidential election results.

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