Congolese authorities cancel passport of exiled opposition leader Katumbi

Published: 16/Jun/2018
Source: Africanews / Reuters

Congolese authorities cancelled the passport of opposition leader Moise Katumbi, his office said in a statement on Friday, just days after the exiled politician gathered thousands for an opposition rally in the capital Kinshasa.

The statement said Katumbi noticed his passport had been cancelled on Wednesday while going through customs in Belgium. It said Katumbi was in transit, returning from Israel and on his way to the opening ceremony of the football World Cup in Russia.

“This incident shows the relentlessness of the jurisdiction against Moise Katumbi. His basic right to own a passport like all Congolese citizens has been violated,” said the statement.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports, Nationality of Politicians
Regions: Democratic Republic of Congo
Year: 2018