Offbeat DRC: the UN gives its version on the detention of the journalist Sosthene Kambidi
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In the DRC, the detention of the journalist Sosthene Kambidi extends. This AFP and actualite.CD correspondent and occasional collaborator of RFI is accused of "terrorism", "association of criminal" and "insurrection" within the framework of the double assassination of UN experts. In New York, the UN Secretary-General's spokesman delivered his version of the facts, because experts mandated by the Security Council to assist Congolese military justice in the investigation into the assassination of the experts were present during All interrogations of the journalist.
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Sources within the military justice assured that Journalist, because he had obtained precise information on the day after the circumstances and a month later the video of this double assassination. It was a question of questioning the way he had obtained his information. It is not the version of the secretary-general of the UN Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric:
"Our colleagues in the mechanism ensure that in no stage, during his two days, Mr. Kambidi was not asked for Reveal his sources. The support they bring to the Congolese authorities includes advice that everything takes place in accordance with international laws and what I understand, Mr. Kambidi now has access to lawyers who were present during one of those Auditions.
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© Pascal Mulegwa / RFI Adolphe Muzito and Martin Fayulu before the press in Kinshasa on September 17, 2021. in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC ), after the repression of the first mobilization of the opposition to claim the "depolitization" of the Independent National Electoral Commission (Ceni) and denounce the preparation of electoral fraud, the time is on the balance sheet.
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However, Sosthene Kambidi was arrested as early as Monday night around 23:40 in a Congolese capital hotel and for 36h, he did not have access to a lawyer. What did not prevent the experts from this UN mechanism from questioning it in the presence of Congolese magistrates.
"From what I understand, it was first heard as a witness, then he was heard as a suspect. Throughout the time the monitoring mechanism team was there, they did not feel that there was any violation of what they understand from the Congolese law, "says Stéphane Dujarric.
A remark that surprises Jean Mobert Senga, researcher in Amnesty International, who recalls that the journalist was under a mandate to bring, with a list of charges, which is not the case when we are a simple witness.
The Committee on the Protection of Journalists (CPJ) has on its esteemed "Congolese authorities should immediately free" Sosthenes Kambidi and make sure the press can "work without fear or intimidation throughout the country".
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