11/26/2018

Urgent Action: Opposition Youth Leader Still Detained One Year On (Democratic Republic of Congo: UA 197.18)


Opposition youth leader Christian Lumu Lukusa has been in arbitrary detention since 22 November 2017, when he was arrested in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He was arrested by men believed to be agents of the National Intelligence Agency (Agence Nationale de Renseignements, ANR). Family visits have been restricted and he has not been allowed access to a lawyer.

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Opposition youth leader Christian Lumu Lukusa has been in arbitrary detention since 22 November 2017, when he was arrested in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He was arrested by men believed to be agents of the National Intelligence Agency (Agence Nationale de Renseignements, ANR). Family visits have been restricted and he has not been allowed access to a lawyer.

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

  • Urging the DRC authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Mr Christian Lumu Lukusa;
  • Calling on them to ensure that pending his release, Mr Christian Lumu Lukusa is allowed access to a lawyer of his choice and any medical treatment he requires;
  • Urging them to ensure that Mr Christian Lumu Lukusa is not subjected to torture and other ill-treatment while in detention.

Contact these two officials by 4 January 2019:

Minister of Justice
Monsieur Alexis Tambwe Mwamba
Ministère de la Justice

228 Avenue de Lemera
BP 3137
Kinshasa-Gombe
DRC
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Honourable 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 or 202 223 3377
Contact form: https://ambardcusa.org/contact-us/
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @DRCNotes
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 197.18.
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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