Chris is in danger and needs our support now - see updated info and suggested actions below.
Taken from mediadiversified's FB Page:
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I regret to tell you that Christina Fonthes - a dear friend and organiser of Rainbow Noir has been held against her will in The Congo - she was on a family holiday with…
UPDATE - 28 Aug 2014: Christina Fonthes has been arrested by police in DCR after leaving the Embassy in Kinshasa. She was being assisted by the embassy in Kinshasa after escaping being held against her will by her family (who have her travel documents). She urgently needs us to keep enquiring about her and demanding the embassies help her to return home to the UK.
TAKE ACTION NOW
Please people please call the embassies (UK and Kinshasa), it doesn’t matter if you don’t know Chris or you don’t know what to say, just call and beg them to do something.
Please call: 243 (0) 81 556 6219 and email firstname.lastname@example.org and demand to know where Christina is, and whether she has been arrested.
Call Chris’s MP Kate Green 0161 749 9120 and leave a message explaining the situation, saying that Chris needs urgent assistance.
Call the UK Embassy 0871 050 5840.
Call your own MPs and ask them if they have any contacts in DRC or the embassies, beg them to help. http://findyourmp.parliament.uk
Contact people on Twitter: Chris’s MP is @KateGreenSU, British Ambassador to DRC is @HMADianeCorner, Embassy is @UKinDRC
Suggested tweet: #ChrisFonthes Chris no longer at @UKinDRC Congolese embassy. She is in danger. Please contact @KateGreenSU MP & @HMADianeCorner now. RT
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UPDATE - 29 Aug 2014, 00:45 - from Facebook
It has been confirmed that Christina was arrested after leaving the embassy and released back to her family where she is currently trying to negotiate her journey home. Christina’s life is still in very real danger and we need to continue to raise the profile of this case on as many media channels as we can. We have no more information that this at this current time.
We are currently putting together a press release and a list of contacts to send it to.
If you want to help - If you have any contacts at high profile newspapers, media channels etc please forward their details to us.
See Rainbow Noir Twitter for updates. @RainbowNoirMCR
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