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Urgent Action update: Opposition member facing new charges in Congo

Additional charges were brought against Paulin Makaya on 6 January in connection with a shooting at the central prison of Brazzaville on 29 December 2016, while six of his acquaintances were visiting.

7th update on UA 274/15 issued 07/02/2017

Urgent Action: Detained opposition member hospitalised in Congo

Congolese political opposition member, Modeste Boukadia, has been hospitalised for the third time as a result of injuries he sustained during a severe beating by prison guards on 15 November 2016 while in prison.

UA 28/17 issued 30/01/2017

Urgent Action update: Opposition leader's appeal yet to be heard in Congo

The Court of Appeal of Brazzaville is yet to consider an appeal filed on 25 July by Congolese political opposition leader, Paulin Makaya.

6th update on UA 274/15 issued 15/11/2016

Congo-Brazzaville: bombs dropped in residential areas including schools likely act of retaliation

30 bombs dropped on residential areas according to eyewitnesses Three out of the four buildings of local primary school were hit

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Republic of Congo refuses entry to Amnesty expert ahead of next month's elections

The Republic of Congo’s refusal of entry to an Amnesty International research manager is another worrying sign of the government’

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Republic of Congo: Teachers arrested in peaceful strike must be released

Authorities in the Republic of Congo must immediately release two teachers arrested in connection with a peaceful strike and held for a week without charge, Amnesty International said today. Hilaire Eyima, head of the French department at the Lycée de la Révolution, was arrested by plainclothes police officers at his home on 18 April. He is still being held at the headquarters of the General Directorate for the Surveillance of the Territory (DGST). Claude Nzingoula, a teacher at the medical school in the capital Brazzaville, was arrested on Friday 19 April at his school and was also taken to

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Jul 30 2011 8:03PM
Join the founder of Run for Congo

Dear reader Run alongside Lisa Shannon, founder of Run for Congo Women and author of A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman, on 11th September in Hyde Park! By taking part in our first ever 5k...

Dec 15 2009 10:28AM
UN action needed to protect civilians in eastern Congo

Human Rights Watch has issued a report saying that the United Nations needs to take stronger action to protect civilians in eastern Congo and to end atrocities. Human Rights Watch has made many visits to the area and interviewed many...

Jan 26 2009 3:49PM
Lubanga in the docks

"They cannot forget the beatings they suffered, they cannot forget the terror they felt and the terror they inflicted. They cannot forget the sounds of the machine guns, they cannot forget that they killed. They cannot forget that they...

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