06/14/2018

Urgent Action: Three Youth Imprisoned After Unfair Trial (Angola: UA 115.18)


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 in Malange. However, they were not present at the scene of the protest when the stones were thrown.

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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 in Malange. However, they were not present at the scene of the protest when the stones were thrown.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Afonso, Antonio and Justino;
  • Calling on the authorities to respect the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly.

Contact these two officials by 26 July, 2018:
President
João Lorenço
General Contact:
Luanda, Angola
Fax. +244 222 370366.
Link to send emails:
http://www.prcasacivil.co.ao/pt/contactos/index.html
Salutation: Your Excellency

Ambassador Agostinho Tavares Da Silva Neto,
Embassy of the Republic of Angola
2100-2108 16th St, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202 785 1156  I  Fax: 202 822 9049
Contact Form: http://www.angola.org/index.php?page=contact-us
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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