I've heard a new story from Amnesty International about this case
and i would like to show you of the case of the Cabinda court district (in Angola),
and find there are reasons not to deport these men
(Kadate Lekumu, Faustino Mananga Gomes,
Ilunga Mukendi Cianda, Eduardo Pongo Muaca, Richard Nsabwa Mukendi,
Boyeye Marc Eyoku, Akanza Toto, Mbuasi Kitunta François und David Bucur) to the DR. Congo:
- Torture, maltreatment or even the death sentences could threaten there men.
- Besides, it procures me that the men have stuck after her arrest in November, 2012 without
contact with the outside world and should have been tormented and without legal assistance.
Their families have also not known where they were.
The court verdict was announced now (excerpt from the Amnesty report):
"Kadate Lekumu, Faustino Mananga Gomes, Ilunga Mukendi Cianda, Richard Nsabwa Mukendi, Boyeye Marc Eyoku and Mbuasi Kitunta François, all of whom are originally from the DRC, were convicted of provocation of war or retaliation against Angola and illegally staying in Angola. They were sentenced to one year and six months imprisonment. Two other men, David Bucur and Eduardo Pongo Muaca, who are Angolan nationals, were convicted of provocation of war or retaliation against Angola and promotion of and accessory to illegal entry into the country. They were sentenced to imprisonment of two years and eight months. Akanza Toto was acquitted. The men’s lawyer appealed the conviction, but an application for bail pending the determination of the appeal was rejected. Eight men remain in detention pending appeal. The risk that some of them will be sent to the DRC remains.
Akanza Toto was acquitted of the same charges. He has reportedly not been seen since the court decision. His lawyer fears he may have been sent to the DRC on 17 April, the day after the sentencing."
In addition the men are with different citizenships.Ilunga Mukendi Cianda and Richard Nsabwa Mukendi are French citizens, Kadate Lekumu is a Belgian citizen, and David Bucur and Eduardo Pongo Muaca are an Angolan.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS - the adresses are on amensty homepage
or German amnestysite with e-mailaction (with Englisch Information):
Please help the men.
Patrick Steinhuber, 94496 Ortenburg, Germany