The spokesman for the regime of DR Congo’s former president Joseph Kabila was arrested briefly on Sunday, his entourage said, accusing the authorities of torturing him.
Lambert Mende himself later told reporters that he had been roughed up while in custody.
Mende “was brutally abducted from his home” Sunday when police and soldiers arrived in four jeeps, his personal secretary Franck Diefu told AFP.
“He has been released after having been tortured,” said Auguy Kande, another member of his team.
Kalev Mutond, a former head of the ANR, the country’s…