For François Beya, everything accelerated on July 5, with the appointment of new judges to rule on his case. The first composition of the court had been challenged by the lawyers of the former security adviser to the Congolese president, who had even withdrawn, considering that the rights of the defense were no longer guaranteed.
Two months after the start of his court case before the High Military Court, which sits exceptionally at the central prison of Makala, François Beya therefore obtained a provisional release when his previous requests had not been successful. Military justice, which also rejected those of Beya’s co-accused, based its decision on the report of the commission of doctors mandated to rule on the state of health of the former powerful securocrat. In their conclusions, the latter had recommended an “urgent” medical evacuation.
According to our information, François Beya had been “secretly” taken to the Ngaliema clinic, where his state of health had been examined. “The team required by the High Court to check the medical file declared the application admissible and founded. She considers his state of health worrying and recommends a prise in urgent care”, explains to Young Africa a source familiar with the matter.
DRC: what justice really reproaches François Beya
François Beya had been incarcerated in Makala since April 4. He had previously spent two months in the premises of the National Intelligence Agency (ANR), where he had been taken after his surprise arrest on February 5. His director of protocol, David Cikapa, his bodyguard, Jean-Pierre Kalenga, and his private secretary, Guy Vanda, were brought the same day to the Ndolo military prison. Brigadier Tonton Twadi Sekele and Principal Senior Commissioner Lily Tambwe are also in the dock.
All are accused of “conspiracy and offense against the person of the Head of State”, “violation of instructions” and “incitement of soldiers to commit acts contrary to duty and the discipline ».