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Democratic Republic of Congo: Further Information: Six month prison term for activists after appeal

, Index number: AFR 62/3690/2016

An appeal court has reduced the prison sentence for six members of the Lutte pour le Changement (LUCHA) youth movement from two years to six months. The six were arrested on 16 February in Goma, hours before a general strike held in protest against delays in organizing the 2016 general elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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