TAGS: Urgent Action Network • Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo •
04/14/2011

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…

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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.