Rebels face extradition
KINSHASA: The Democratic Republic of Congo is set to extradite nearly 200 suspected Burundian rebels, raising concerns by rights groups that they could be tortured or killed on their return to Burundi.
The 186 alleged rebels were captured near the two countries’ border in 2015 and early last year amid violence that broke out after Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced plans to seek a third term.
“We are finalising plans to extradite them,” Congo’s government spokesman Lambert Mende said.
He did not know how long the process would take. – Reuters