Angola: Further information: Activist released after 18 months of detention: Gilson da Silva Morreira

On 23 June- after 18 months in detention in connection to his peaceful activism- Angolan activist Gilson da Silva Morreira (also known as Tanaice Neutro) was unconditionally released from detention. The activist – who was arrested in connection to videos he posted on social media expressing frustration with the situation in Angola – was tried in October 2022 and handed a suspended sentence of 15 months. The judge, however, ordered his immediate release on health grounds. But the penitentiary services refused to release him. A visit from the Minister of Interior and a successful habeas corpus helped secure his release.

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