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Miscarriage of justice against Modeste Boukadia

Miscarriage of justice against Modeste Boukadia, president of the Circle of Democrats and Republicans of Congo (CDRC)

We all remember the arrest of Modeste Boukadia, President of the Circle of Democrats and Republicans of Congo (CDRC), on January 15th 2016 as he stepped off the plane at the Brazzaville airport at 18:30 that evening. The Hollywood movie style arrest was not publicised in the media, (especially in France which raises questions), as he was so impressively “welcomed” by 1900 soldiers and police officers, not to mention the 10 armoured vehicles and helicopters circling above Maya Maya airport. It was as if they were expecting a military attack or a terrorist leader when President Boukadia was only returning home to the country of his birth. Continue reading Miscarriage of justice against Modeste Boukadia

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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