April 16, 2015

Democratic Republic of Congo: Drop Charges Against Human Rights Defenders (UA 88/15)

Four human rights defenders from the youth movement Lutte pour le Changement (Struggle for Change, LUCHA) were released on bail following an appeal court’s decision in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on 29 April.
1) Please write immediately in French, English or your own language:
  • Urging the Congolese authorities to drop all the charges against the four human rights defenders;
  • Urging the authorities to uphold the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly in the context of the upcoming elections in DRC.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact! 
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with UA 88/15 in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent; 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.