Democratic Republic of Congo: Fear of imminent execution / legal concern: Muderwa, 15 year old boy soldier

On 28 March Muderwa, a member of the presidential guard, was sentenced to death by a military tribunal after a grossly unfair trial and is now under threat of imminent execution. The military court’s statute prohibits appeal to a higher jurisdiction and defendants have no opportunity to challenge convictions and sentences handed down by the court. Only President Kabila has the power to commute the sentences.

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