Urgent Action: Sixty-two activists, protesters arbitrarily held

Sixty-two people including activists from the Independence Movement of Cabinda (Movimento Independista de Cabinda – MIC) together with their family members and colleagues, were arrested between 28 January and 1 February in Cabinda, Angola. They were arrested for their involvement in peaceful protests. They are being arbitrarily detained at Cabinda Province civil prison.

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Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Portuguese to:


Minister of Justice and Human Rights
Francisco Manuel Monteiro de Queiroz
Ministério da Justiça e dos Direitos Humanos
Rua 17 de Setembro,
Luanda, Angola
Email: francisco.queiroz@minjus.gov.ao 
or portal.minjusdh.contactos@gmail.com 
Salutation: Dear Minister


And copies to:

Secretary of State for Human Rights and Citizenship 
Ana Celeste Cardoso Januário 
Secretaria de Estado para os Direitos Humanos e Cidadania 
Rua 17 de Setembro, 
Luanda, Angola 
Email: anaceleste.januario@minjusdh.gov.ao 


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY MR MIGUEL GASPAR FERNANDES NETO, Embassy of the Republic of Angola, 22 Dorset Street W1U 6QY Tel 020 7299 9850 Fax 020 7486 9397 Email embassy@angola.org.uk, press@angola.org.uk salutation: Your Excellency 

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.

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