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Angola activists' situation 'worrying,' says Amnesty International

Angola activists' situation 'worrying,' says Amnesty International
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Amnesty International has described the situation of 15 activists detained in Angola as “worrying.”

The group is on hunger strike. Among them is rapper Luaty Beirão, who has also vowed not to speak and to remain naked in his cell in Luanda.

On March 28, they were sentenced to up to eight years and six months in prison for trying to disrupt public order and security.

Some of them had taken part in a public meeting during which a book about democracy was read and governance in Angola was discussed.

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