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Angola: Violent Crackdown on Critics

The Angolan government should immediately end its use of unnecessary force against peaceful anti-government protesters, human rights activists, journalists, and opposition politicians. Ensuring that people can exercise their basic rights to freedom of association, expression, and peaceful assembly, and prosecuting those who violate those rights, is crucial for creating a peaceful environment for parliamentary elections slated for later in 2012. On April 4, Angola will celebrate 10 years of peace since the end of the decades-long civil war. (Johannesburg) – The…

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