Democratic Republic of Congo detains American diplomat in raid targeting political activists

March 16, 2015 7:38 AM

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KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo – The Democratic Republic of Congo's security forces detained a U.S. diplomat Sunday in a raid that also targeted journalists and regional democracy activists and accused them of posing a threat to stability, a government spokesman said.

The diplomat "was found among a group of people that was believed to be in the process of bringing an attack against state security," Lambert Mende said. He did not disclose the diplomat's name or position.

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