HRW Criticises Crackdown on Protestors
The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticised Angola for its ‘alarming’ crackdown on anti-government protestors amid a growing public show of dissent in the run-up to next month's elections.
HRW deputy African director, Leslie Lefkow, points out that, "The recent spate of serious abuses against protesters is an alarming sign that Angola's government will not tolerate peaceful dissent."
The organisation says that the government is targeting organisers of protests against its policies, adding that at least 28 veterans remain in detention without access to lawyers since last month's protests over pension and bonus payouts.
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