Head Of Large Congo Human Rights Group Found Dead

June 4, 2010  |  

(Associated Press) — A leading Congolese human rights activist killed this week had suffered a pattern of intimidation because of his work, a senior U.N. official said Thursday, as a rights group questioned whether police were already staging a cover-up. The body of Floribert Chebeya Bahizire, head of Voix des Sans Voix, or Voice of the Voiceless, was found in his car Wednesday in a suburb of Congo’s capital. The rights group, one of the largest in Congo, said he appeared to have been strangled.

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