The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (FIDH-OMCT), Asadho, the Lotus Group and the League of Voters have welcomed the reopening of the trial and reiterated their appeal for transparent and impartial justice, an end to years of impunity in this case, and appropriate reparations measures with respect to the victims.
Our organisations are also calling for the people, including John Numbi, cited during the reopening of this trial to be subpoenaed. Therefore, our organisations are calling for the granting of the revocation application concerning John Numbi by the Congolese authorities so that, if apprehended, he can be summoned before the competent jurisdictions.
For more information on the facts underlying this case and how the judicial proceedings are unfolding, go to our Q/A on the Chebeya/Bazana case on the FIDH and OMCT website.
The mission of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders of the FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) is to protect human rights defenders who are victims of violations and provide them with the most concrete assistance possible. The OMCT and FIDH are members of ProtectDefenders.eu, European Union’s mechanism for human rights defenders implemented by international civil society.
Asadho, created in 1991, is pursuing the goals of protection, promotion and safeguarding of individual and collective rights and freedoms; of respect for the primacy of law and the independence of Justice with a view to consolidating the Rule of law, the base of any democratic society; and working to contribute to heightening awareness about human rights. Asadho is a member of the FIDH and the OMCT.
The Lotus Group is a non-governmental organization based in Kisangani. It denounces human rights violations, alerts public opinion, and investigates the practices of the authorities to force rulers to respect the Rule of law. It supports those who are suffering from discrimination and oppression based on their belonging to a social, national or religious group or on their political opinion. It informs on, teaches and promotes human rights values and democratic principles to make progress in this area in DRC. The Lotus Group is a member of the FIDH and the OMCT.
The mission of the League of Voters (LE), created in 1990, is to support democratic development, namely through protection of human rights and promotion of election culture. The League provides training for members of civil society associations as a facilitator of the democratic movement; human rights outreach activities; international assessment and election observation missions. The League of Voters is a member of the FIDH.
Ligue des électeurs