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DRC: François Beya on trial for ‘plotting’ against Félix Tshisekedi

By Romain Gras, Stanis Bujakera Tshiamala

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Posted on June 1, 2022 12:10

After four months in detention, François Beya, the former security adviser to President Félix Tshisekedi will appear before a military court on 3 June. Here are the reasons behind his summons, and the list of those who will be on trial with him.

The trial will open at the end of the week in Kinshasa.

According to a document signed by the main clerk of the High Military Court, the former security adviser of Felix Tshisekedi will appear on 3 June, from 9am. The trial will take place in Makala prison, where François Beya was transferred on 4 April.

‘Attack on the person of the president’

“Fantomas”, as he is known, was arrested on 5 February by the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) on suspicion of undermining state security. He was detained for two months at the ANR. His case was subsequently transferred to the military prosecutor’s office, without the charges against him being made public.

During his various interrogations, Beya was questioned in particular on the existence of a police station near his farm in Mitendi; on the existence of a training centre whose purpose was to train a commando force; but also on the

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