Congolese opposition leader Paulin Makaya, recently released from prison after three years, has again been prevented from leaving Brazzaville, his family said Saturday.
"He turned up on Friday a little before 7:00 pm (1800 GMT) with his British passport. The border police turned him back immediately on the pretext that he is banned from leaving the country," he said.
Makaya was also stopped from travelling on September 28, officially because he did not have a permit to leave the country.
A copy of this letter has been posted on social media, an AFP journalist noted.
Makaya was only released from prison on September 17.
A close associate of former Congolese premier Bernard Kolelas, Makaya was jailed after organising a banned demonstration against the constitutional referendum that allowed President Sassou Nguesso to seek another term in March 2016.
Nguesso has run Congo, a small, oil-rich country in central Africa, for more than 34 years.
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