NGOs Demand Release of Detained Pro-democracy Activists in Congo

More than 200 domestic and international non-governmental organizations called on Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday to release two young activists arrested in March during a raid on a pro-democracy meeting in the capital Kinshasa. All have since been released or deported except for Fred Bauma, an activist with Struggle for Change, a group based in the eastern city of Goma, and Yves Makwambala, a webmaster working with the Kinshasa-based group Filimbi.