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DRC: Further information: Peaceful activists released on bail: Elisée Lwatumba Kasonia and Eric Muhindo Muvumbu

Index Number: AFR 62/4543/2021

On 24 July, human rights defenders Elisée Lwatumba Kasonia and Eric Muhindo Muvumbu were released on bail. They were arrested on 19 April while calling for a general strike to protest against increased deadly armed attacks in the north eastern territory of Beni. The two activists have been charged with “inciting civil disobedience” and “threatening an attack.” Amnesty International believes the charges, which remain pending, are baseless and must be dropped.

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