Urgent Action update: Forty protesters freed, ten still detained

A judge at the Cabinda Court ordered the provisional release of 40 more protesters on 19 April. Ten other protesters remain arbitrarily detained without charge, arrested for their involvement in peaceful protests. One female is detained at Yabi prison and nine males are detained at Cabinda civil prison. Several of the protesters have alleged that police officers subjected them to ill-treatment.

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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: anaceleste.januario@minjusdh.gov.ao 
Salutation: Dear Minister


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY DR RUI JORGE CARNEIRO MANGUEIRA, Embassy of the Republic of Angola, 22 Dorset Street W1U 6QY Tel 020 7299 9850 Fax 020 7486 9397 Email embassy@angola.org.uk Salutation: Your Excellency

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

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