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Message to the People of Congo on the commemoration of the Proclamation of the Republic, on November 28, 1958

President of Political party CDRC, Modeste Boukadia addresses the People of Congo on the commemoration of the Proclamation of the Republic, November 28, 1958. Mr. Boukadia discusses the future of the Congo, the International Conference, and the National Union to put an end to division and work together to rebuild the country.  

Fellow Congolese People,  

This message is addressed to you, my Sisters, to you my Brothers, to All of you my dear Compatriots. All of Us we represent the entire People of Congo.  

Yes, we have been humiliated, denied our rights, starved, murdered, but, despite all of that, we are standing, proud and alive, with the indomitable will to get back on our feet, to recover, to rise from our ashes, and, all together, hand to hand, we will work to rebuild our beloved country.  Continue reading Message to the People of Congo on the commemoration of the Proclamation of the Republic, on November 28, 1958

URGENT – Health Alert for Political Prisoner Modeste Boukadia

The political prisoner Modeste BOUKADIA fainted during the night of July 2 to 3, 2017 at the Guenin Hospital in Pointe-Noire, Congo-Brazzaville.  The incident was due to fumes of freshly applied paints applied on the walls of the corridor.

The charity UNION-CONGO, which regularly blows the whistle on human rights violation in Congo Brazzaville,  is concerned about the health of Mr. Modeste BOUKADIA.  M. Boukadia was the victim of an assassination attempt at Pointe-Noire prison by the prison director, Pierre PONGUI, who is politically protected by his nephew, the Justice Minister in Congo Brazzaville Pierre Mabiala. Continue reading URGENT – Health Alert for Political Prisoner Modeste Boukadia

Breaking News – Attempted murder against Modeste BOUKADIA in Congo-Brazzaville

The Congolese newspaper Emmanuel, in his issue 239 published Tuesday, November 22, 2016, page 5, alerted the international opinion with its  alarming tittle: Attempted murder of Modeste BOUKADIA in Pointe-Noire. The Consulate of France intervened and a complaint was filed in Paris in France. The Director of the Pointe-Noire prison [named Pierre Pongui] defended himself explaining he followed the orders of the Ministry of Justice, Mr. MABIALA, [who is in charge of monitoring state prisons]

A bit of context

Mr Modeste Boukadia is a political prisoner in the Republic of Congo. Jailed in January 2016 for having voiced his opinion he never faced a trial during his 11 months long detention.  14 other members of his party were jailed in August 2013 and faced trial 6 months later in 2014. The UN Working Groups on Arbitrary Detentions condemned the arrest as politically motivated and ordered the release of these political prisoners. The Republic of Congo has so far refused to free these political prisoners. Some were condemned to 2 years’ prison sentence but are still held in jail, although their prison sentence has been served. Continue reading Breaking News – Attempted murder against Modeste BOUKADIA in Congo-Brazzaville

Freedom, I write your name

A year ago, the whole world said “I am Charlie”. That tragic event reminds us that the right to Life and the right to Freedom of Speech are precious gifts.

On January 15th 2016, after he landed in Brazzaville, Modeste Boukadia was welcomed by 1900 soldiers with armed vehicles and driven to Pointe Noire detention centre. His sentence: 30 years forced labour for expressing a political opinion.

UNDERSTANDING “THE BOUKADIA CASE”

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PRESS RELEASE: ARREST OF MR MODESTE BOUKADIA, BRAZZAVILLE (CONGO)

Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen
The French Association for the Support of Political Prisoners in Congo – Brazzaville (AFSPP-CB) wishes to inform you that Mr. Modeste Boukadia has been arrested in Brazzaville, Congo, on 15 January 2016 at 6.30 pm. As soon as the Air France Flight 896 that carried him back to his homeland landed at Maya-Maya airport in Brazzaville, Mr Boukadia was handcuffed and hurried to Pointe-Noire state prison without being presented to a judge in Brazzaville. Mr. Modeste Boukadia is the elected President of the National Council of Southern Congo (CNESC – Conseil National du Sud Congo) and the President of political party Circle of Democrats and Republicans in Congo (CDRC – Cercle des Democrates et Republicains du Congo)

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