An activist and national youth coordinator in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been jailed for “incitement to civil disobedience”.
Jacky Ndala of the Together for the Republic party of ex-Katanga governor Moise Katumbi was arrested on Sunday and sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday.
He was also fined $250 (£183), Radio Okapi reports.
The prosecutors presented a video showing him calling on party members and supporters to storm parliament and stop debate on a controversial “Congolite” bill, RFI reports.
Mr Ndala denied the authenticity of the film.
His lawyer John Padou said they would file an appeal.
The “Congolite” bill was submitted for debate in July by Nsinga Pululu, an MP from President Felix Tshisekedi’s party.
The bill excludes anyone, whose parents are both not Congolese, from contesting in a presidential election.
The father of Mr Ndala’s party leader Mr Katumbi, who is a leading contender in the 2023 polls, was an Italian refugee during the Second World War.