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RELEASE BUJAKERA: Amnesty International Call on Tshisekedi to Release Unjustly Detained Journalist

The Amnesty International have released a press statement calling on DR Congo’s dictator president Fèlix Tshisekedi to end his evil plan to condemn journalist Stanis Bujakera to an insane jail term.

Arrested on 8th September for false charges of publishing falsehoods about Transport Minister Cherubin Okende’s assassination, Bujakera’s requests for his provisional release have been continously denied for the past six months.

At the order of Tshisekedi, the public office has now demanded an insane 20 year jail term for Bujakera who has denied his charges.

Amnesty International Deputy Regional Director for East Africa and Southern Africa Sarah Jackson has since called on Tshisekedi and his authorities to immediately end their deprivation of Bujakera’s liberty and call for his release.

“The release of Stanis Bujakera is long overdue. The extension of his arbitrary detention amounts to judicial harassment, intended to send a worrying signal to other journalists and to all free voices in the DRC. This travesty must stop. The DRC authorities must immediately release Stanis Bujakera.

“President Félix Tshisekedi and his government must ensure the release of Stanis Bujakera and the freedom of the media, as well as respect the country’s international human rights obligations and remedy the flaws in the judicial system that too often lead to such injustices” a statement by the Amnesty International reads.

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