Angola: Unfair trial of Rafael Marques, a freelance journalist
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.