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Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Adolphe Missamba Ndengi Kavula

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1995
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Adolphe Missamba Ndengi Kavula, January 1995, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e6494aec.html [accessed 26 December 2014]
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Nsemo
November 12, 1994, in Kasangulu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kavula, editor-in-chief and owner of the opposition newspaper Nsemo and a prominent member of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress, was kidnapped on October 28 by a group of men thought to be from the Presidential Militia. Ten days later, he was found barely alive in a field on his farm outside Kasangulu, 20 miles (30 kilometers) from Kinshasa. He appeared to have been badly tortured. He died in a Kinshasa clinic on November 12. An autopsy was not performed, but medical tests indicated that he may have been injected with a toxic substance. Zairian authorities claimed that Kavula's death was a suicide.

Medium:Print
Job:Editor
Beats Covered:Politics
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Government Officials
Impunity:Yes
Tortured:Yes
Threatened:No

 

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