A political discussion group called "Debout Congolais", including its activities and the treatment of its participants; whether the group is the same as "Debout Campus" (1995-February 2001) [RDC36243.E]

No mention of a political discussion group called "Debout Congo" could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

In correspondence sent to the Research Directorate, one of the sources of information provided in RDC33527.F of 5 January 2000 on "Debout Campus", the president of Journaliste en danger (JED), a non-governmental Congolese organization advocating freedom of the press in the RDC, stated that his organization is not aware of the existence of a political discussion group called "Debout Congolais" (12 Feb. 2001).

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.


Journaliste en danger (JED) [Kinshasa]. 12 February 2001. Correspondence.

Additional Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential 1995-2000.

IRB databases.

Resource Centre Country Files: Zaïre/RDC. 1995-1999.

Info-Congo/Kinshasa 1995-2000.

Jeune Afrique/L'Intelligent 1995-February 2001.


World News Connectiion (WNC).

Internet sites, including:

Amnesty International Online.



International Crisis Group (ICG).

Mail & Guardian.

Media Congolais.

Observatoire de l'Afrique centrale.

Panafrican News Agency (PANA).

Le Soir.

La Voix des sans voix.

Search engines, including:




Two oral sources consulted did not provide any information on the "Debout Congolais" group.