DOCUMENT - DRC: FEARS FOR MISSING POLITICAL OPPONENT IN DRC: DIOMI NDONGALA
L'APPEL VIENT D'ÊTRE PUBLIÉ EN FRANÇAIS
UA: 246/12 Index: AFR 62/010/2012 Democratic Republic of Congo Date: 23 August 2012
FEARS FOR MISSING POLITICAL OPPONENT IN DRC
A prominent Congolese political opponent, Diomi Ndongala, went missing in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 27 June. He is reportedly detained incommunicado by the intelligence services in Kinshasa.
Diomi Ndongala is a member of parliament and head of the political party Démocratie Chrétienne (DC) At around 11.30 am on 27 June, he left his house in his car (a white Mitsubishi with tinted windows) to attend an event organized by his political party at the Cathedral Notre Dame du Congo in Kinshasa. At the event, he was supposed to officially sign a Charter “la plateforme de la majorité présidentielle populaire”, which would have established a coalition with other political parties. Diomi Ndongala never reached the Cathedral and nobody, including his family, has seen or heard from him since.
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