DRC soldiers arrest Dutch journalist

10th December 2011, Comments 0 comments

A Dutch journalist and her South African cameraman have been arrested by soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Anneke Verbraeken and the cameraman were detained on Saturday in the capital Kinshasa. They were seized in a hospital where they were filming the bodies of people who were killed during Friday’s election disturbances.

The situation is very tense, according to the Dutch journalist’s lawyer, Jan Hofdijk. He says other foreigners have been arrested, too.

Ms Verbraken works for several Dutch media, including Radio Netherlands Worldwide.

© Radio Netherlands Worldwide

© Radio Netherlands Worldwide

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