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DR Congo: Pre-Election Crackdown on Activists

Expand Three members from the Vigilence Citoyenne (VICI) citizens’ movement who were arrested in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, with 14 of their colleagues on November 1, 2018. The activists were charged with incitement to civil disobedience and were provisionally released on November 18.  © Private 2018 (Kinshasa) – The Democratic Republic of Congo government has made new arrests of pro-democracy activists during November 2018 ahead of presidential elections scheduled for December 23. Congolese authorities should immediately halt the crackdown and, with the support…

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