Floribert Chebeya Bahizire, the founder of Voix Des Sans Voix (Voice of the Voiceless) was a human rights advocate since the regime of President Mobutu. Because of his advocacy work he had been arrested, detained and threatened by security forces numerous times over 20 years.
Floribert Chebeya was last heard from on June 1st 2010 when he indicated that he and his driver Mr Bazana were en route to a meeting with the Inspector General of the Congolese National Police in Kinshasa, who had reportedly summoned him.
The following day Floribert was found dead in his car and his driver was missing.
Floribert Chebeya won the 1993 Reebok Human Rights Award.
Film by Les Films de la Passerelle on Floribert Chebeya directed by Thierry Michel