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Democratic Republic of Congo: Prisoner of conscience/ Fear of torture or ill-treatment

, Index number: AFR 62/022/2006

Marie-Thérèse Nlandu Mpolo-Nene, a lawyer at the DRC's Supreme Court of Justice and leader of the Parti pour la Paix au Congo political party, was arrested in the capital, Kinshasa, on 21 November by agents of the services spéciaux de la police. She is currently detained at Kinshasa's central prison. Amnesty International believes she is a prisoner of conscience. Six male associates of Marie-Thérèse Nlandu are also being held at the CPRK, and may have been tortured or ill-treated. They are Bienvenu Makumbu, Richard Kianza, Pasteur José Inonga, Gauthier Lusadisu, Bona and Gaillot or Gayo.

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