Barthe Cortes arrested for the second time

August 20, 2013

Barthe Cortes arrested in Congo for the second time The owner of private air lines BVC was arrested again in Congo in early August. His first detainment, in late 2010,

was based on the 'lese majeste' law; this time he was arrested under international law on counteracting terrorism on suspicions of collaborating with the rebels.

According to well-known patron and lecturer in law at the University of Kenya Patrick Odote, Barthe Cortes may remain in custody without official allegations for four months at the maximum.


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