Global Activism: Congolese Torture Survivor Aids His Village

April 20, 2006

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Mputa Mbundzu (Assumed Name)—Torture Survivor from the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville); Organizer, Association for the Memory of the Innocents of Massembo-Loubaki Interpreted by Marie-Jo Proulx—Volunteer, Marjorie Kovler Center for the Treatment of Survivors of Torture; Senior Writer, Windy City Times

Mputa Mbundzu was living in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) when a massacre occurred in his home village. Mbundzu fell into political disfavor after starting an organization to support families of massacre victims. He was arrested multiple times, beaten, and tortured until he escaped to the United States. Mbundzu now has asylum in the U.S. and is holding fundraisers to support victims of human rights abuses in his village.

Proulx is author of an article about Mbundzu in the April issue of Z Magazine.