AFP Journalists Seized by DRC Military

Two Agence France-Presse (AFP) journalists were briefly detained and maltreated in the Democratic Republic of Congo capital Kinshasa on Tuesday by three men who presented themselves as military intelligence officers.

After arriving to conduct an interview with the head of Kinshasa's main hospital - as part of coverage of a doctors' strike - the two journalists were seized by three people who identified themselves as agents of the Military Detection of Anti-National Activities service (DEMIAP).

"Three people in civilian clothes presented themselves as military intelligence officers and took away our (video) equipment roughly led us to their boss, a major who told us we were "under arrest", the two journalists said.

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