James Kazongo and 19 other sons of Congo are on a hunger strike. SJ Dodgson. MJoTA 2013 v7n1 p0417
James Kazongo and the 19 others in prison in
Pretoria are preparing to start a hunger strike on Monday.
their human rights have been violated by being arrest on Feb 5 on
charges that are extremely serious and ridiculous (gun trafficking
and military training camp aimed at overthrowing Congo's president).
They hired a lawyer who has not interviewed any of them but ate the
money. And they believe that without defense they will convicted and
sent to Congo where they will be shot immediately.
The original reports
of their arrest are in South African media, the BBC and NYTimes.
Update May 13: the hunger strike stopped after a few days after the men were permitted to telephone their families.