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Democratic Republic of Congo

Volume 716: debated on Tuesday 19 January 2010

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo about the fate of shegues, or street children, in Kinshasa; what assessment they have made of reports that shegues are being imprisoned at Angenga and Buluwo; and what assessment they have made of conditions in those prisons. [HL1150]

We were not aware of reports that shegues are being imprisoned—and have asked the UN to investigate if shegues are being imprisoned and if so, what conditions they are being held in, and will report back when we hear.