Angolan activist, Marcos Mavungo, sentenced to six year in jail

Angolan activist, Marcos Mavungo, accused of organizing an anti-government protest, was convicted of the crime of inciting a rebellion on Monday and sentenced to six year in jail.


Mavungo was arrested and detained on sedition charges in March after a planned peaceful protest against bad governance in the province of Cabinda.


Several international human rights organizations have cited that President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has increasingly targeted activists and journalists, including Angolan journalist Rafael Marques who was given a six month suspended prison sentence for defaming military generals in his 2011 book “Blood Diamonds”.


Marques documented more than one hundred killings and five hundred incidents of torture linked to mining operations in the country’s Lunda Norte province.


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