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Democratic Republic of Congo: Human Rights

Volume 689: debated on Monday 5 February 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What representations they have made to the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo about the imprisonment of Marie Thérèse Nlandu, the Congolese human rights lawyer.[HL1820]

Our ambassador in Kinshasa has raised the case of Mme Nlandu on several occasions with Congolese Ministers, the Congolese Interior Minister and President Kabila's advisors. He raised it with President Kabila himself on 2 February and underlined to him the need to respect due process. Embassy officials have also been present during some of her appearances in court. We continue to monitor Mme Nlandu's situation and treatment closely. International partners are doing the same.