Opposition youth leader Christian Lumu Lukusa has been in arbitrary detention since 22 November 2017, when he was arrested in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Christian Lumu Lukusa was arrested while on his way to school on 22 November 2017 at around noon in the commercial place of Limete in Kinshasa, by men believed to be ANR agents. Since then, he has only been allowed limited communication and visits from his family. He has been denied access to a lawyer and has not been brought before a court.
Amnesty International is concerned about his health as he suffers from pleurisy, a condition he had before he was arrested, which has since become worse due to the poor detention conditions. He has been denied access to adequate healthcare and treatment.