DUNN BOSANGS – Political Activist

Dunn Bosangs is a political activist from the Democratic Republic of the Congo currently living as a refugee in South Africa. While attending a conference in South Africa in 2002, Mr. Bosangs learned that a warrant had been issued for his arrest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and remained in South Africa, he applied for refugee status, but this application is still pending. Since 2003, Mr. Bosangs has been involved with a refugee workers organization operating in Johannesburg.

In 2004, Mr. Bosangs’ colleague Patty Kazadi Mukume was murdered. Since that time, several events have taken place that suggest that Mr. Bosangs and his family may be in danger including two separate physical attacks. Despite these threats and his clear qualification as a refugee under the 1951 Geneva Convention, no effort has been made to expedite the processing of Mr. Bosangs’ refugee application.


A letter by Cara E.I. Gibbons sent on Oct 12, 2007.