Floribert always said “freedom is a right”

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Irene Esambo feels threatened. She’s the lawyer for the Chebeya family. Floribert Chebeya was a human rights defender in Congo who was murdered in 2010.

Irene Esambo is still looking for his killers. Despite the threats against her, she continues to fight for freedom of expression. 
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