03/14/2018

Urgent Action: Four Activists Arbitrarily Detained (Democratic Republic of Congo: UA 38.18)


Youth activists Grâce Tshiuza, Mino Bompomi, Cedric Kalonji and Carbone Beni remain in arbitrary detention and have yet to be brought to court since their arrest on 30 December 2017 while mobilizing the public to participate in a peaceful protest. The authorities have been reluctant to share information on what they are accused of. They are being held by the National Intelligence Agency (ANR).

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Youth activists Grâce Tshiuza, Mino Bompomi, Cedric Kalonji and Carbone Beni remain in arbitrary detention and have yet to be brought to court since their arrest on 30 December 2017 while mobilizing the public to participate in a peaceful protest. The authorities have been reluctant to share information on what they are accused of. They are being held by the National Intelligence Agency (ANR).

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Urging the Congolese authorities to release Grâce Tshiunza, Mino Bompomi, Cedric Kalonji and Carbone Beni unless they are charged with internationally recognizable criminal offenses if there are legitimate reasons for doing so;
  • Urging them to ensure that the four youth activists are not subjected to torture and other ill-treatment while in detention;
  • Urging them to ensure that the prison guards allow the four men full access to their families and lawyers.

Contact these two officials by 25 April, 2018:

Minister of Justice
Monsieur Alexis Tambwe Mwamba
Ministère de la Justice
228 Av de Lemera
Kinshasa-Gombe
BP 3137
Democratic Republic of Congo
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Honorable Minister

Ambassador François Nkuna Balumuene,
Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo
1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 725 Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel: 202.234.7690 I Fax: 202.234.2609
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 38.18
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