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Angola - Withdrawal of charges against journalist hailed as free speech victory

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders hails yesterday's decision by a Luanda provincial court to drop all 24 charges in the criminal libel trial against investigative journalist and activist Rafael Marques de Morais that began in March. Marques had been facing up to 14 years in prison in the case brought against him by seven army generals and a group of private companies over his allegations of grave human rights violations and corruption in connection with the diamond mining industry in the Lundas (...)

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