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Angola: Rapper jailed on rebellion charges with other activists

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He has been on hunger strike.

Now Portuguese Angolan rapper Luaty Beirão has been jailed with 16 other activists for ‘conspiracy to commit a rebellion against Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and to destabilise the government’.

Beirão, also accused of forging official documents, was sentenced to more than 5 years behind bars.

He and the other activists were part of a broader pro-democracy movement in the African country.