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US Expresses Concern About Angolan Journalist's Conviction

The United States said Friday that it was disappointed by the conviction of Rafael Marques, a prominent Angolan journalist and anti-corruption activist. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said the United States was concerned that the decision would have a negative impact on the freedoms of expression and press in Angola.   In a statement, Rathke urged Angola's government to respect its citizens' constitutional right to freedom of expression, and he noted that the...

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