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Angola: Human rights defender and journalist charged: Rafael Marques de Morais and Mariano Brás Lourenço

, Index number: AFR 12/6619/2017

Human rights defender Rafael Marques de Morais and journalist Mariano Brás Lourenço have formally been charged with ‘defamation of a public authority’ and ‘outrage to a sovereign body’ in relation to an article they published on questionable acquisition of public land by the Angolan General Public Prosecutor. Both charges carry a penalty of one year in prison and three years in prison respectively.

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