Activists and political leaders who speak out against attempts by the Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila to stand for a third term in office are being subjected to arbitrary arrest and, in some cases, prolonged incommunicado detention, said Amnesty International, a year before presidential elections are officially due to take place.
"In the lead up to next year’s elections, the justice system has been compromised for political purposes to crush dissent. Sarah Jackson, Amnesty International"
This supporter of Étienne Tshisekedi was shot by President
Joseph Kabila’s Republican Guard while marching
to meet Tshisekedi at N’djili Airport in Kinshasa.