TAGS: Individuals at Risk, Urgent Action Network • Fair Trials, Human Rights Defenders, Right to Organize • Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo •
Good News! – Democratic Republic of Congo: Nine Peaceful Protestors Released (UA 173/15)
Two activists from Lutte pour le Changement (LUCHA), Juvin Kombi Narcisse and Pascal Byumanine have been sentenced to three months in prison and fined 100,000 Congolese Francs (about 100 US Dollars) for organizing an ‘illegal’ demonstration. Seven others who were arrested with them have been acquitted.