DRC: tackling the death penalty head-on

Daily advocacy

The death penalty is still in force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The country has observed a de facto moratorium on executions since January 2003 but continues to impose death sentences. Those convicted are held in appalling conditions and live in fear that executions will start up again. The association Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture in DRC (ACAT-DRC) is performing long-running advocacy work and is tirelessly committed to one sole objective: the abolition of this cruel, inhuman and degrading sentence.

 Michel Kalemba works for ACAT-DRC and is a member of the International Bureau of the International Federation of ACATs (FIACAT). Prison Insider asked him three questions.

Waiting on death row in appalling prison conditions represents a type of torture.