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Angola: 59 Protesters officially charged

Index Number: AFR 12/1892/2020

Sixty-three protesters were arrested in January and February 2019 for their involvement in a peaceful protest. On 5 February 2020, 59 protesters were formally charged with “criminal association”, “rebellion”, “insult of the State” and “public disturbance and resistance”. Six protesters remain detained. The Public Prosecutor has dropped the cases against four protesters. The Cabinda Provincial Court will now decide whether to accept the charges against the 59 protesters or withdraw the accusations against them.

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