By Amnesty International Joint Statement: Civil Society Calls for the Unconditional and Immediate Release of the Gaza-18 Election Party Delegates The undersigned civil society organizations strongly condemn the poor conditions of detention and ill-treatment of 18 election observers from the opposition New Democracy (ND) party in Guija district. The 18 were arrested by the Mozambican…

Fonte: Amnistía Internacional As organizações da sociedade civil abaixo assinadas condenam veementemente as más condições de detenção e os maus-tratos sofridos pelos 18 observadores eleitorais do partido da oposição Nova Democracia (ND), no distrito de Guijá. Estas 18 pessoas foram detidas pelas autoridades moçambicanas no distrito de Chókwe, província de Gaza, quando monitorizavam o processo…

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By AI URGENT ACTION WHEREABOUTS OF community activist UNKNOWN Joaquim Costa Zangui, the National Youth Secretary of the Democratic Bloc, was abducted by unknown men on 12 August. He went missing a day after he had presided over the electoral process to elect the new Residential Commission President in Massaque, Viana Municipality, Angola. His whereabouts…

By Amnesty International High school students; Afonso S. Muatchipuculo (22), António J. Fernando (18) and Justino H. Valente (21) were sentenced to seven months in prison by the Malange Provincial Court in Angola on 9 April after an unfair trial. The three were arrested on 4 April for allegedly throwing stones at the Vice-President’s convoy…

By Amnesty International In response to the Angolan Constitutional Tribunal’s decision to declare unconstitutional the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Presidential Decree, a piece of legislation that sought to monitor the registration and financial support of NGOs, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for Southern Africa, Deprose Muchena said: The court’s judgement is a positive step forward that gives…

By AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ADVISORY President Donald Trump’s proposed suspension of a ground-breaking transparency law on conflict minerals will reward irresponsible business practices and seriously undermine global human rights protections, Amnesty International said today. “The conflict minerals law is a vital way of breaking the chain between horrific human rights abuses in Central Africa and…

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