Congo Watch: Rev. Theodore Ngoy holes up in SA's DRC embassy

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Rev. Theodore Ngoy holes up in SA's DRC embassy

A DR of Congo opposition leader who was arrested in December has escaped from custody and sought sanctuary in the South African embassy, reports The Star March 2, 2006:

Father Theodore Ngoy, a candidate in the presidential election planned for June, told reporters yesterday he had slipped his police guard and fled to the embassy after making a court appearance.

He said he was seeking political asylum from South Africa because of his "imprisonment and bad treatment" in police custody since his arrest on December 29 for allegedly insulting the head of state. Full story.

Update Mar 7: Thanks to Congo Watch reader The Malau for pointing out it is Rev. Theodore Ngoy, and not Father. He is an evangelical/pentecostal/non-denominational pastor.

1 Comments:

Blogger TheMalau said...

Little detail, just to be accurate. It's Rev. Theodore Ngoy, and not Father. He is an evangelical/pentecostal/non-denominational pastor.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006  

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