Provisional freedom for François Beya, former national security chief

AA / Kinshasa / Pascal Mulegwa

The High Military Court of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), announced on Tuesday the provisional release of the former special adviser to the security of President Félix Tshisekedi, tried for conspiracy against the head of state .

François Beya had been detained in the central prison of Makala, in Kinshasa, since April 4.

He had previously spent two months in the premises of the National Intelligence Agency (ANR), where he had been taken after his arrest on February 5.

“Provisional release was granted to the former national security chief under the law and at his request for health reasons,” Jeannot Bukoko, the coordinator of his lawyers, told Anadolu Agency.

He is “authorized to be treated in an appropriate hospital formation, in the country or abroad”, on the condition of simply formulating the request, according to the lawyer.

Director of the Directorate General for Migration between 2001 and 2019, François Beya was appointed special adviser on security as soon as Félix Tshisekedi came to power.

Beya, 67, was arrested and prosecuted for “conspiracy and offense against the person of the Head of State”, “violation of instructions” and “incitement of soldiers to commit acts contrary to duty and discipline “.

He is tried with 4 other co-defendants including his director of protocol, his bodyguard, his private secretary and the chief of police of his commune of residence.

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