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Rights Groups, DRC Lawmakers Call for ‘Filimbi’ Activists’ Release

More than 200 human rights organizations in the Democratic Republic of Congo are calling for the immediate release of two activists arrested at a civics workshop in Kinshasa on March 15. The call follows a recently released parliamentary inquiry that found no evidence the pair was guilty of plotting violent crimes, as authorities had alleged. Fred Bauma and Yves Makwambala were among 30 pro-democracy activists arrested by national intelligence agency officials as they gathered to...

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