Murder and detention: Congolese activists risk all for human rights

August 4, 2010

Murder and detention: Congolese activists risk all for human rights

To mark the 5th year since the death of Pascal Kabungulu, a prominent Congolese human rights activist, who was killed on 31 July 2005, Amnesty International compiled this clip.

This clip features an interview with Joseph Dunia Ruyenzi, a Congolese human rights activist with the organisation Promotion of Democracy and Human Rights (PDH) and award winning photography by Cedric Gerbehaye (winner of photojournalism at Amnesty Media Awards 2008.)

Pascal was killed by a group of armed men who broke into his house in Bukavu in eastern DRC, dragged him out of his bedroom and shot him dead in front of his family.

Joseph highlights the dangers of working to progress human rights in the DRC and also the abuses that the Congolese military and other armed groups perpetrate against civilians.

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