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DRC: victims of former ANR chief Kalev Mutondo go on legal offensive

2020-02-18T04:45:29.512Z

More than thirty former opponents and human rights activists, constituted in committees, seized the Acaj (Congolese Association for Access to Justice). Jean-Claude Muyambo, Jean-Ber…



DRC: victims of former ANR chief Kalev Mutondo go on legal offensive

Opponent Jean-Claude Muyambo, president of Scode, appears in Kinshasa court, on a wheelchair for a hearing, on June 3, 2015. FEDERICO SCOPPA / AFP

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More than thirty former opponents and human rights activists, constituted in committees, seized the Acaj (Congolese Association for Access to Justice). Jean-Claude Muyambo, Jean-Bertrand Ewanga, Gecoco Mulumba and the others believe that their rights were violated by the ANR at the time of Kalev Mutondo.

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" Arrests, arbitrary detentions, inhuman and degrading treatment ". With these words, Jean-Claude Muyambo, at the outset, defined the reasons for the collective's approach.

The complaint will be added to that brought in 2016 against Kalev Mutondo . The two groups meet on the same grounds, said the president of the SCODE party. And the Bâtonnier Muyambo reminded the audience: " Did you see how we undressed Ewanga in public? how did Gecoco even piss the blood ? Did you see how my foot was crushed ? The collective insists on the tortures of which they affirm to have been the object in the dungeons of the intelligence services.

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Jean-Bertrand Ewanga, for his part, illustrated the arbitrariness of his own imprisonment after being violently arrested by the ANR services. The assembly bureau at the time considered me to be innocent. Until past twelve months ... The damage caused ... "

According to Me David Tshimanga, lawyer for Gecoco Mulumba, Kalev Mutondo has criminal and civil liability. Mr. Kalev is a Congolese state official who will be held criminally responsible for the offense . "

They claim to have evidence and to have no hatred. The objective of the approach is to put an end to this kind of act.

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