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Prominent Journalist Denied Bail in Congo

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Stanis Bujakera in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, August 2023. © 2023 A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo denied provisional release to journalist Stanis Bujakera on Monday, ignoring international bail standards and a global outcry over his continued detention at Kinshasa’s Makala prison. Bujakera’s case highlights the government’s increasing repression of the media less than three months before the general election. Bujakera, 33, is deputy director of the Congolese online news outlet, reporter for Jeune Afrique and the international…

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