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Democratic Republic of Congo: Further Information: Youth activists risk three years imprisonment

, Index number: AFR 62/8830/2018

After more than 160 days in incommunicado detention, pro-democracy youth activists Grâce Tshiunza, Mino Bopomi, Cedric Kalonji and Carbone Beni were brought to court on 19 June and charged. The four were arrested in Kinshasa on 30 December 2017 while mobilizing the public to participate in a peaceful demonstration organised by the Lay Coordination Committee (CLC) of the Catholic Church.