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Urgent Action update: Thirteen protesters freed, fifty held arbitrarily

On 27 February, a judge at the Cabinda Court ordered the provisional release of 13 protesters ruling that their arrest without a warrant was illegal. However, the judge also ruled that the other 50 protestors remain in detention. One female protestor is detained at Yabi prison and 49 male protestors are 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
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 
Salutation: Dear Secretary


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 020 7299 9850 Fax 020 7486 9397 TELEX 8813258 EMBAUK G Salutation: Your Excellency

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

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