04 Apr 2016 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ANGOLA CAN NO LONGER BE REGARDED AS A DEMOCRACY...

Freedom of expression and association suffered another blow in Angola recently with the conviction of 17 young activists. These activists were sentenced to jail terms of between two and eight years after being convicted of various offences against state security…

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01 Apr 2016 Staff Writer
Joint Statement: Sudan blocks civil society participation in un-led Human Rights...

The efforts of the Government of Sudan to obstruct the engagement of civil society activists in a United Nations (UN)-led human rights review of the country is unacceptable and shows blatant contempt not just for human rights defenders in Sudan,…

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06 Jan 2016 Staff Writer
SALC in the News: Angola: UN working group on Arbitrary Detention calls for rele...

WASHINGTON, Jan. 06, 2016 —The American Bar Association Center for Human Rights, Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (ACAT France), Front Line Defenders, the Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC) and the global law firm Morrison & Foerster LLP…

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06 Nov 2015 Staff Writer
Read at the 57th Ordinary Session of the African Commission...

Held in Banjul, Gambia, 4 – 18 November 2015 Your Excellency Chairperson of the African Commission,   Dear Commissioners,   State delegates and Participants The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) welcomes this opportunity to address you on the human rights…

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05 Nov 2015 Staff Writer
THE STRONG ARM OF THE ANGOLAN GOVERNMENT EXTENDS TO BANJUL NGO FORUM...

The Forum on the Participation of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the 57th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (NGO Forum) has just ended and what an interesting forum it proved to be. For those who…

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17 Oct 2015 Staff Writer
JOINT STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS...

On 10 September, the European Parliament (EP) debated and adopted a resolution regarding Angola’s recent human rights record. The resolution calls for the release of all political prisoners and human rights defenders and highlights the case of José Marcos Mavungo,…

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17 Sep 2015 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: NEW COURT BID AGAINST RWANDAN ARMY GENERAL’S REFUGEE STATUS ...

15 September 2015   The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is considering a petition to the Appeal Court over a court ruling that a former Rwandan general and alleged war criminal can retain his refugee status in South Africa. SALC…

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15 Sep 2015 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: ANGOLA-CONVICTION OF JOSE MARCOS MAVUNGO A BLATANT VIOLATION OF FR...

The conviction and six-year prison sentence imposed on human rights activist José Marcos Mavungo is a travesty of justice and a blatant violation of the right to freedom of expression, association and assembly in Angola, said six human rights organizations…

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16 Jul 2015 Staff Writer
OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ANGOLA REGARDING CONTINUED SUPPR...

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ANGOLA REGARDING CONTINUED SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN ANGOLA 16 July, 2015 To the President of the Republic of Angola His Excellency, President José Eduardo dos Santos, Your Excellency, RE:…

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07 Jul 2015 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: 5 SIMPLE THINGS THAT COULD GET YOU ARRESTED IN ANGOLA...

When people think of Angola many think of the 27-year-long civil war that ended in 2002. Some might even think of oil and diamonds. And if you know anything about African presidents, you’ll probably think of José Eduardo dos Santos,…

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03 Jun 2015 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: CONCERNS GROW FOR DETAINED ANGOLAN ACTIVIST...

2 June 2015 In Angola, there is growing concern about a detained rights activist’s health. José Marcos Mavungo was arrested in March for alleged crimes against the security of the state. Mavungo was arrested for planning a demonstration outside a…

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18 May 2015 Staff Writer
NEWS RELEASE: CONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ARAO BULA TEMPO AND CONTINUED PRE-TRIAL DET...

On 13 May 2015, human rights defender Mr Arão Bula Tempo was conditionally released pending trial after two months of imprisonment solely for his involvement in the organisation of a peaceful protest against human rights violations and bad governance in…

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