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The security forces used excessive force to impose COVID-19 restrictions and dozens of people, including children, were unlawfully killed. Human rights defenders were arrested for disseminating health information and distributing masks and hand sanitizer to Indigenous communities. The rights to...
Africa Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Angola: 4 activists sentenced for solidarity protest: Adolfo Campos, Abraão Pedro Santos, Gilson Morreira, Hermenegildo Victor José

On 16 September, four activists- Adolfo Campos, Abraão Pedro Santos, Gilson Morreira, and Hermenegildo Victor José – were arrested hours before taking part in a demonstration in solidarity with motorcycle taxi drivers in Luanda, capital city of Angola. On 19 September, they were summarily tried,...