Democratic Republic of Congo: Leading DRC Human Rights Defender Arrested

Democratic Republic of Congo: Leading DRC Human Rights Defender Arrested

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Index Number: AFR 62/013/2009
Date Published: 30 July 2009
Categories: Democratic Republic Of Congo

A prominent human rights defender has been detained as prisoner of conscience since 24 July in the south-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). His organization had recently published a report alleging state complicity in illegal mining at a uranium mine, and he is facing politically motivated charges.


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