12 April 2014

Angola: Justice Bodies Reduce Preventive Detention in Ganda

Ganda — The deputy Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), Henriques dos Santos, said that the low rates of crime and the reduction of the excessive preventive detention in Ganda municipality, central Benguela province, are due to the commitments of the police and judiciary bodies of the region.

Speaking to Angop after a visit paid to that locality, the official highlighted that the prosecuting counsel is engaged in the process of training magistrates that will be deployed in the municipality.

Satisfied with the current evolving state of the justice bodies, the official said declared that there is a need of improving the organisation and functioning of the Attorney General Office and other judiciary organs.

During his stay in the region, the deputy attorney general met with officials of the managing bodies of the command of the corporation and prison services to learn about the criminal situation in the locality and visited the facilities of PGR, Criminal Investigation Department, Penitentiary, former prison of Benguela and ex-municipal administration of Ganda.

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