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Angola: Unfair trial of Rafael Marques, a freelance journalist

, Index number: AFR 12/004/2000

Freelance journalist Rafael Marques is on trial for "defamation of the President". Amnesty International is concerned that his trial is being conducted unfairly, before a judge who apparently has no legal training. He is expected to be sentenced on 31 March 2000. If he is imprisoned, Amnesty International will consider Rafael Marques a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned for exercising his right to freedom of expression.

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