Escapes from Kokolo military camp [RDC29525.E]

There are no reports of any escape from Kokolo military camp in the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. During a 5 June 1998 telephone, the president of la Voix des sans voix pour les droits de l'homme (VSV), one of the most important human rights organizations in Kinshasa explained that Kokolo is the biggest military camp in Kinshasa with some maximum security detention centres. However, he indicated that his organization is not aware of any documented case of escape from those centres.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Voix des sans voix pour les droits de l'homme (VSV), Kinshasa. 5 June 1998. Telephone interview with the president.

Additional Sources Consulted

Association zaïroise de defense des droits de l'homme (AZADHO) Annual Report. 1994-1998.

Africa Confidential [London]. 1991- May 1998.

Africa Research Bulletin [London]. 1991- March 1998.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports. 1992 to present.

Jeune Afrique [Paris]. 1992- June 1998.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. 1990- 1998.

Observatoire international des prisons: rapport annuel [Lyon]. 1994-1995.

Electronic sources: IRB databases, Internet, NEXIS/LEXIS, World News Connection.