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Congo presidential candidate released after questioning

February 23
05:01 2016

Congolese authorities have released Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko, a former army chief who is running against incumbent Denis Sassou Nguesso in presidential elections in March, Mokoko's lawyer said. "He was questioned… in relation to a police investigation" for six hours Monday, his lawyer Eric Yvon Ibouanga told AFP, adding that he could not disclose details of the investigation. Public prosecutor Andre Oko Ngakala ordered Mokoko's arrest on Friday, reportedly over statements by the general that had been "widely disseminated on the street and social networks".

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