Police chief suspended

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General john Numbi, the chief of police in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been suspended following the death of a leading human rights activist.

The body of Floribert Chebeya Bahizire, the head of Voix des Sans Voix, or Voice of the Voiceless, was found in his car on Wednesday in a suburb of Congo's capital, Kinshasa. The human rights group said he appeared to have been strangled.

General Numbi had reportedly met the rights activist before his death. Several police were arrested on Saturday in connection with the death.