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The Congolese protester who was arrested, beaten and became a martyr

Pro-democracy activist Luc Nkulula, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, died in a fire at his home in June.

Nkulula, a fearless campaigner, had to put up with regular beatings and arrests, and his friends suspect the fire was started deliberately – an investigation blamed a faulty solar panel.

He helped found La Lucha, a group of young people fighting for a more democratic country.

But the authorities seem to stand in their way at every turn.

This film is produced by BBC Africa Eye.

The Congolese protester who was arrested, beaten and became a martyr

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