Letters bring release and happiness to Congolese prisoner of conscience

Victory
March 3, 2003

Letters bring release and happiness to Congolese prisoner of conscience

N'sii Luanda Shandwe was released January 26, 2003, having spent nine months in prison. He was detained as a result of his human rights activism, but was never formally charged with a criminal offence. His release appears to have been a measure of presidential grace, announced on the second anniversary of President Joseph Kabila's accession to power.