DRC: UNEXPECTED RELEASE OF 2 PRISONERS CHARGED WITH CORRUPTION RAISES EYEBROWS

On 14 January, The Africa Report reported that Modeste Makabuza and Benjamin Wenga were released on 8 January, with no formal reason given.  Both men were convicted in June 2020 for embezzlement of public funds and corruption, when Vital Kamerhe, ex-President Félix Tshisekedi’s former chief of staff, was given a 20-year prison sentence.  He has not been set free, nor have his co-defendants, Samih Jammal and Muhima Ndole.

https://www.theafricareport.com/58804/drc-unexpected-release-of-two-prisoners-charged-with-corruption-raises-eyebrows

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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