CIVICUS condemns sentencing of 17 Angolan activists

CIVICUS condemns sentencing of 17 Angolan activists

The 17 activists were convicted of co-authorship in the preparation of a rebellion and criminal association.

The heaviest sentence of 8 years and 6 months went to university professor Domingos da Cruz (author of the translation of the book by Gene Sharp). Luaty Beirão was also convicted for falsification of documents and was handed down a sentence of 5 years and 6 months in prison.

http://pt.rfi.fr/angola/20160328-penas-de-2-8-anos-de-prisao-para-activistas-angolanos

http://pt.rfi.fr/angola/20160321-leitura-da-sentenca-do-caso-dos-17-ativistas-angolanos-28-de-marco

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