Technology: DRC: The FCC requires the unconditional release of Jimmy Kitenge, national secretary of the PPRD

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In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Common Front for the Congo (FCC) denounces the arrest of the national secretary, in charge of communication, of the PPRD, the party of ex-president Kabila. Jimmy Kitenge has been detained at the National Intelligence Agency since July 26 without a right of visit, said Alain Aleng, in the name of FCC communicators. According to him, the current power jeopardizes the achievements of democracy.

With our correspondent in Kinshasa, Kamanda wa Kamanda Muzembe

Jimmy Kitenge Manganda was picked up at the exit of the studios of the Congo Television channel. The National Secretary of the People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD) had just participated in a live program and he was directly led to the facilities of the National Intelligence Agency.

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For the Common Front for Change (FCC), the coalition of ex-president Joseph Kabila, it is an abduction, arbitrary arrest and illegal detention. "Jimmy Kitenge is not assisted by any lawyer and cannot receive a visit," said Alain Aleng in the name of FCC communicators, which, according to him, is a blatant violation of the country's laws.

The FCC communicators coordinator demanded the unconditional release of Jimmy Kitenge.

Outrageous words

Opposition political actors and journalists are threatened with death, kidnapping or arrest because of their opinions, said Alain Aleng.

According to a source close to the ANR, contacted by RFI, Jimmy Kitenge was arrested and placed in pre -trial detention for outrageous words against institutions and authorities.

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