In June 2008, the Law Society sent letters of intervention to Congolese
authorities expressing its concerns over the news that lawyers Charles Cubaka
and jean-Claude Mubalama received threats.
Charles Cubaka and Jean-Claude Mubalama are Congolese lawyers. They are all
involved in a high-profile appeal before a military court. The four accused were
sentenced to death in August 2007 for the murder on June 13, 2007 of radio
journalist Serge Maheshe.
Reports indicate that the lawyers have received a series of anonymous threats
that warn them to stop criticizing the conduct of the appeal hearing, to stop
implicating the military in the murder, and to stop "tarnishing the image of the