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Democratic Republic of Congo: Further information: Golden Misabiko put on trial

, Index number: AFR 62/014/2009

Human rights defender Golden Misabiko's trial will begin on 19 August 2009. He is charged with "threatening state security," because his organization published a report alleging state complicity in illegal mining at a uranium mine. He was arrested on 24 July. Golden Misabiko is the President of the human rights organisation Association Africaine de défense des Droits de l’Homme in Katanga province. Amnesty International considers Golden Misabiko a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for his peaceful activities in defence of human rights.

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