On 21 October 2015, the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) intimidated and threatened members of the Amis de Nelson Mandela pour la défense des Droits Humains – Friends of Nelson Mandela for the Defence of Human Rights (ANMDH).
The threats followed a meeting organised by several human rights NGOs at the offices of ANMDH.
ANMDH is a Kinshasa-based human rights organisation that was founded in the 1990s inspired by the struggle of Nelson Mandela against apartheid in South Africa. The organisation works for the promotion of democracy and human rights through non-violent activism and denounces human rights violations.
On 21 October 2015, at approximately 12pm, two unidentified men in civilian clothes entered ANMDH offices and started asking questions about a press conference meeting that had just taken place. The two men later identified themselves as officials of ANR and told the members of ANMDH that the press conference was conducted without proper authorisation, since ANMDH failed to get permission from the local authorities.