9 January 2013

Angola: Chiefs From Lundas Denounce Human Rights Violations


A delegation of traditional leaders from the Lunda-Norte and Lunda-Sul provinces, the diamond-rich areas in the northeast of Angola, traveled to Luanda to denounce the systematic violations of human rights in their communities.

The chiefs delivered a petition today, January 9, to the office of the Attorney-General of the Republic, general João Maria Moreira de Sousa, asking the judicial authorities to travel to the Lundas and investigate the plight of their communities on the ground.

The delegation, which includes Mwambumba, Zovo, Mwanitete e MwaCapenda Camulemba, represents more than 100 traditional chiefs of the Cuango (Cuango, Cafunfo and Luremo) and Xá-Muteba municipalities.

The chiefs traveled more than 430 miles (700 kilometers) to denounce more than 500 torture cases, as well as over 100 assassination cases by members of the Angolan Armed Forces and Teleservice.

Related links:

Chiefs Denounce Human Rights Abuses in Angola's Diamond Areas

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