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Democratic Republic of Congo: Pro-democracy activists arbitrarily detained: Rachel Pilipili, Francois Kahombo Hangi, Justin Mutabesha, Benjamin Kamuntu, Parfait Muhani

, Index number: AFR 62/7898/2018

Pro-democracy activists Rachel Pilipili, Francois Kahombo Hangi, Justin Mutabesha, Benjamin Kamuntu and Parfait Muhani have been in arbitrary detention since 21 January. They have alleged that they were beaten in the first five days of their detention by security officers. The five were arrested during a peaceful demonstration in Goma.

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