Four journalists detained since last week in a military camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been transferred to police custody, local rights group Journalists in Danger (JED) said on Tuesday, reports Independent Online

Vincent Hata, Michel Shango, Risasi Ntambwe and Makolo Tshilumbayi, who worked for Congolese public television RTNC, were arrested on July 26 and 27 by soldiers from the presidential guard, the group said.

All four are accused of publicly offending the president, aiming to destabilise RTNC and discrediting the government by organising a strike, JED said, citing a police official.

They were transferred Saturday to police custody and were being held in a police cell "after a brief period at camp Colonel Tshatshi".

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