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Democratic Republic of Congo: Further information on Prisoners of conscience /unfair trial.

, Index number: AFR 62/013/2003

Ten people have been released by the security forces. Eight of the detainees were released without charge on 17 April. Prince Kumwamba Nsapu of the African Association for the Defense of Human Rights, and Grégoire Mulamba Tshisakamba of the Centre for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, were given a conditional release on the afternoon of 19 April, then at a hearing by the Military Order Court on 22 April, their release was made unconditional and they were formally acquitted of "inciting rebellion".

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