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DRC: Fear for safety / arbitrary arrests

, Index number: AFR 62/022/1999

Amnesty International is concerned for the safety of journalists Théophile Mbuyi and Philippe Bilisi whose whereabouts are still not known following their arrests by an armed opposition group, on or around 27 August 1999 and 30 August respectively, in the northern town of Kisangani. AI is also concerned for the safety of members of the Kisangani-based human rights groups Groupe Lotus and Justice et Libération. Members of Groupe Lotus have been harassed and threatened.

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