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Bishops call for release of political prisoners in Republic of Congo

October 20, 2016

The Catholic bishops of the Republic of Congo have called upon their country’s government to release political prisoners who have not been tried.

In a statement released at the close of their annual meeting, the Congolese bishops said that “the imprisonment of political leaders, of candidates in the presidential elections, of members of the team of election campaigns of candidates, constitutes an insurmountable suffering, not only for families but also for Congolese peace lovers.” They urged the government to “free all political prisoners not properly judged.”

 
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