Amnesty International has called for the immediate release of a group of
human rights activists who were arrested in Luanda over the weekend.
The group was arrested during a meeting to discuss human rights
violations and governance concerns under President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.
Amnesty International Deputy Director for Southern Africa Noel Kututwa
said Amnesty International is concerned that the interior ministry has accused
these human rights activists of wanting to disrupt public order and public
security of the country.
Kututwa added that this is the part where Angolan authorities talk human
rights activists from clearing out their legitimate work of looking at the
human rights record of the country, in calling upon the government of Eduardo
dos Santos to
“This must stop and activists should be allowed to meet to discuss human
rights issues with government consent.” Kututwa concluded.
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