UNITA condemns police action at the Luanda demonstration and speaks of “abuse of power”
UNITA condemned the clashes in Luanda, which killed one during a demonstration held on November 11, considering that they constitute “abuse of power and a gross violation of the right to demonstrate, information and press freedoms”
The Executive Secretariat of the Standing Committee of the Political Committee of UNITA states in a statement, dated 12 November and released today, that it “strongly condemns such unjustifiable acts, which become recurrent by the authorities, in a logic of regression and attacks on fundamentals of the Democratic State and of Law, at a time when Angola celebrates 45 years of independence ”.
UNITA considers that the police intervention in the demonstration, “which culminated in the death of one of the protesters, the wounding of many and the arrest of others, including the journalist from Rádio Ecclesia in Cabinda and the correspondent of the Reuters agency in Angola” constitutes ” abuse of power ”and“ gross violation ”of the right to“ expression and thought ”.
The main party of the Angolan opposition also refers to a home invasion “carried out by personnel from the Criminal Investigation Services – SIC at the residence of Dom Belmiro Chissengueti, Bishop of Cabinda”
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