Thursday, June 23, 2011

Congo Military Court Sentences 4 to Death

The Associated Press reports that a military magistrate in Congo has sentenced four policemen to death over the killing of a prominent human rights campaigner.  Col. Camile Masungi also sentenced one defendant to life imprisonment and acquitted another three in the case. Bahizire headed Voix des Sans Voix, or Voice of the Voiceless. His body was found in his car in Kinshasa.  Congo’s government also announced they would pay tens of thousands of dollars to his family and colleagues and to those of Bahizire’s driver, who disappeared.