Urgent Action update: Human rights activists in the DRC sentenced in unfair trial

On 24 September, a court in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) found Grâce Tshiunza, Mino Bopomi, Cedric Kalonji and Carbone Beni guilty of “insulting the president”, “publication of subversive writings” and “civil disobedience”. The same court acquitted Palmer Kabeya. Amnesty International believes that the court’s decision against the four human rights activists is baseless and criminalizes legal and peaceful activism by human rights activists.

Please write immediately in French, English or your own language:
◼ Calling the DRC authorities to release Grâce Tshiunza, Mino Bopomi, Cedric Kalonji and Carbone Beni immediately and unconditionally;
◼ Urging them to ensure that pending their release, the human rights activists are not subjected to torture and other ill-treatment while in detention.
 

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 09 NOVEMBER 2018 TO:
Minister of Justice
Alexis Tambwe Mwamba
Ministère de la Justice
228 Ave de Lemera
Kinshasa-Gombe
BP 3137
DRC
Email: minjustdh@gmail.com
Salutation: Your Excellency

Minister of Human Rights
Marie-Ange Mushobekwa
Ministère des droits de l’Homme
Place Royale
Kinshasa-Gombe
DRC
Email: mushobekwa.likulia@gmail.com
Salutation: Your Excellency

And copies to:
Prosecutor General
Floribert Kabange Numbi
Procureur Général de la République
Immeuble INSS
Boulevard du 30 Juin
Kinshasa-Gombe
DRC
Email: florykan@yahoo.fr

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country. HER EXCELLENCY MS MARIE NDJEKA OPOMBO, Embassy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 45-49 Great Portland Street W1W 7LD, 020 7580 3931, Fax 020 7580 8713, missionrdclondres@gmail.com, www.ambardc-londres.gouv.cd
 

Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date. This is the second update of UA38/18. Further information: www.amnesty.org/en/documents/afr62/8830/2018/en/

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