Congo: Political opposition under pressure: Amnesty International submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 31st Session of the UPR Working Group, November 2018

Amnesty International has documented many cases of activists and opposition members arbitrary arrested and detained for simply exercising their right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. The organisation has also documented the forced return of more than 179,000 people to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by the Congolese authorities during the launch of the first phase of “Mbata ya Bakolo”.

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