Alert on threats against Kulihoshi Musikami Pecos in Goma DRCongo by the security services

Alert on threats against Kulihoshi Musikami Pecos in Goma DRCongo by the security services

Alert Kulihoshi Musikami Pecos summoned by the Congolese National Police in Goma in a complaint filed by MONUSCO Officers. MONUSCO/UNHCR/CNR must stop using DRC Security Services to silence us, we must solve the problem of refugees and not attack Kulihoshi Musikami Pecos for saying there is a problem.

I just received in this morning Tuesday January 24th, 2023 at around 9:40 a.m a phone call from the Inspector of Police in North Kivu who identified himself as Inspector Enock, Tel: +243998994863, indicating that he received a complaint from MONUSCO officers against and instructed me to report to the his office this afternoon.

The Complaint according to him in about a Communique which I circulated yesterday January 23rd, 2023 on social denouncing a Radio Talk show on Radio Okapi which is perceived by refugees as a propaganda for the Government of Rwanda in which wrong information is given to refugees in order to accept repatriation back to Rwanda. I requested the presenters to put in hold this talkshow and facilitate dialogue on how best to provide accurate information to people about the situation in Rwanda.

Let me also take this opportunity to share with you that yesterday Monday January 23rd, 2023 I was the victim of the tail of people I do not know, who used the photo of my WhatsApp Profile to identify me.

It is already a good thing as we return to the normal situation to involve the Congolese National Police, rather than deploying unknown security operatives in Goma to hunt me.

At first some refugees were used to threaten me and even told me that they would kidnap me, then various officers who claim to work for the ANR the intelligence services were several times deployed to look for me, and now it’s the Congolese National Police who come into play action just to ask Pecos to shut up.

I recall that in June 2022 I spent two weeks in the ANR Cells DRCONGO in a purely arbitrary arrest to intimidate me and ask me to abandon advocacy for the effective protection of Refugee rights in the DRCongo.

These intimidations and threats would not be a modus operandi in a State of rights, the problem would not be Kulihoshi Musikami Pecos, the problem is the non-respect of the rights of Refugees in the DRCongo, here are the investigations that the National Police Congolese should lead, the problem is to stop sending refugees to Rwanda to be recruited into the M23.

This fight for the rights of refugees in DRCongo is a deep conviction and will not be stopped by threats or intimidation.

Kulihoshi Musikami Pecos

In charge of COJESKI/DRC Refugees, North Kivu Coordination

Tel: +243853191163