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Rights group denounces repression in Angola

Rights group denounces repression in Angola

Human Rights Watch has called on Angola's government to halt the violent suppression of protests, and asked police to confirm where they are holding more than 30 arrested demonstrators.
The New York-based organization on Tuesday denounced police and unidentified men who attacked protesters and journalists with clubs and attack dogs at a Sept. 3 rally. Protesters were calling for President Jose Eduardo dos Santos to end what they termed his "32 years of corruption and bad governance."
A statement quoted protest organizer Mario Domingos as saying "until now we don't know how many have been arrested nor where they took them."
Human Rights Watch said since 2009 authorities have obstructed and banned demonstrations, and this year have been arresting journalists and intimidating organizers.


Updated : 2021-05-11 19:18 GMT+08:00