Ten Catholic Priests Arrested In DR Congo


Ten Catholic priests and 200 protesters have been arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo for demonstrating against President Joseph Kabila’s leave power.

The Catholic Church in fulfilment of the constitution organised a demonstration against President whose constitutional mandate ended in 2016.

The police trying to calm down protesters in the streets killed six people in the process using tear gas and live bullets.

“We have registered the case of 10 priests who have been arrested, including Father Dieudonne Mukinayi of Saint Christophe Parish in Binza Ozone.

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He is detained in a residence of a government official alongside eight parishioners,” Georges Kapiamba of the NGO Congolese Association for Justice told the UN-sponsored Radio Okapi.

“According to information we have, they were or continue to be mistreated. Their clothes have been torn. Two nuns are missing, 257 demonstrators have been arrested and are being held in various cells in Kinshasa,” Kapiamba added.

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