FreeFair DRC Launches Election Incident MapBy Freefair Drc, PRNE
Monday, December 5, 2011
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, December 6, 2011 -
Today, FreeFair DRC launched a map detailing reported irregularities, allegations of fraud, and incidents of violence during the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The map - which contains dozens of incidents in cities and villages across the DRC - draws from reports published by the media and international observers.
FreeFair DRC’s Herman Nzeza said of the effort, “We started this project to help paint a clearer picture of the extent of the irregularities in these elections. Unfortunately, the reports of violence, fraud and other election incidents continue to come in, so this is a work in progress.
“Given that SMS networks have been shut down, we encourage Congolese citizens to continue to contact FreeFair DRC as a way of disseminating information about the real time picture on the ground.”
“We call on Congolese authorities to fully investigate each of these incidents and hold those responsible to account.”
You can view the map at:
For more information, please visit www.freefairdrc.com or contact:
The Potomac Square Group
Christopher Cooper, +1-202-384-8925, ccooper at potomacsquaregroup.com
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