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Angolan Dissident Beirao Ends Hunger Strike

Angolan dissident rapper and activist Luaty Beirao ended a 36 day-hunger strike Tuesday following pleas from his wife and fellow detainees. “It is a feeling of victory,” said his family and attorney, Luis Nascimento. Beirao went on the strike to try to force authorities to release him and other detainees from prison until their trials. Beirao's trial is scheduled for mid-November. He is one of 16 activists arrested in June for allegedly conspiring to overthrow Angola’s President Jose...

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