Nepa Bagili Mutita

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Mutita was arrested on February 11 on charges of spreading false rumors about the civil war and faced up to three years in jail. The journalist, who was also president of the Mouvement National Congolais-Lumumba, had published in his monthly La Voix de l’Islam a list of people wanted by then-rebel leader Laurent Kabila. The list included the names of the president and the prime minister. CPJ has been unable to confirm his whereabouts since Kabila came to power on May 17.