In a correspondence signed on August 27, the day of the closing of the Preparatory Committee’s work, the Honourable Mokonda Bonza and Bussa Tongba, as members of the Office of opposition to the Preparatory Committee, wrote to Kodjo, to remind him pre opposition. In that letter, they annexed the harmonized list of political prisoners and opinion for which the opposition requires relaxation.

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Following the letter of the opposition and the list of political prisoners and opinion, some of which are beneficiaries of amnesty for several years.


DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

INCLUSIVE POLITICAL DIALOGUE IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

POLITICAL OPPOSITION

Kinshasa, 27 August 2016

Réf.002 / DPI / OP / FTM / 08/2016

His Excellency the Facilitator of the Inclusive Political Dialogue in the DRC in Kinshasa

Subject: Prerequisites of Political Opposition

Excellency,

We have the honor to transmit in the annex of the present harmonized but not exhaustive list of political prisoners and opinion, some of which are beneficiaries of amnesty for several years. We remind you that this list was communicated to both members of the Government, the United Nations and the European Union but yourself.

We would also have a positive response about the prerequisites raised by the opposition, in particular:

  • the actual release of prisoners whose release and thanks to the measures already announced;
  • the continued release of other prisoners whose non-exhaustive list is attached;
  • the cessation of judicial red tape, tax, administrative or police against opponents: (i) 3 Members: Samy Badibanga, Fabien Mutomb, Muhindo Nzangi (ii), Mr. Moses Katumbi and (iii) Mr. Kamerhe;
  • the duplication judgment of political parties;
  • the release of the public media and the reopening of the media close to the opposition.

Finally, we request your intervention to the goods personalities whose names are listed in the Annex returned.

We would at this stage, a compromise will be found to enable us to reaffirm the trust and the spirit of appeasement pursued by the parties to dialogue.

A monitoring committee composed of all stakeholders attended the dialogue facilitation support group could be set up to ensure the implementation of this compromise.

While wishing you good reception, please accept, Excellency, the assurances of our highest consideration.

For the office of the political opposition to the Preparatory Committee

Mokonda Florentin Bonza

Deputy Head of Delegation

Jean Lucien Bussa Tongba

Head of Delegation

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