1# NO TO OIL, STOP THE THREATS: Local NGO urges SOCO to Investigate Death Threats

IN 2012

On the 19th of October 2012, SOCO’s communications liaison officer sent a letter to a number of Congolese organizations, including some of the environmental activists who have been receiving death threats since February 2011.

The letter below is a response from Alphonse Muhindo, Director of Réseau CREF, one of the 4 activists that were forced to flee their hometown Goma in July 2012 because of new threats related to their opposition to oil extraction in the Virunga National Park. Important to note is that Mr. Muhindo has still not been able to return to Goma because of safety reasons.