Democratic Republic of Congo: Torture and ill-treatment / cruel, inhuman and degrading conditions of detention
Four men, Muhombo Mirimo, aged 15, Munihire Mirimo, Muhima Kamayole, and Floribert Mirimo, and an unknown number of others are being held in incommunicado detention in a metal freight container at Ndosho, near the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The four men are reportedly in a poor state of health, as a result of their prolonged confinement in deplorable conditions inside the container. Amnesty International believes that they and other detainees held with them may also be subjected to ill-treatment or torture. Weteshe Mahindule, who had been incarcerated in the container since February, died on 17 April.