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Tsongo Sikuliwako Alex

HRD & Founding Member
International Circle for Human Rights, Peace and the Environment

Tsongo Sikuliwako Alex was a researcher and founding member of Cercle International pour les Droits de l’Homme, la Paix et l’Environnement – CIDDHOPE (International Circle for Human Rights, Peace and the Environment). CIDDHOPE’s activities include calling on civil and military authorities to investigate human rights violations, including torture, extortion and arbitrary detention. He had also previously been a researcher for Action pour la Liberté et le Développement de la Communauté Locale – ALDECO (Action for Freedom and Development of the Local Community).

The situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains volatile and human rights defenders (HRDs) remain at grave risk. They continue to operate at serious personal risk in an atmosphere of violence, hostility and instability. Absence of the rule of law and a climate of impunity prevail. As a consequence of carrying out activities such as investigating and exposing atrocities, combating sexual violence, advocacy with respect to the elections, and independent journalism, many HRDs have been subject to threats and attacks.