Support Grows for Indicted Anti-Corruption Angolan Journo Marques
The Angolan government is facing growing criticism for the June 20 indictment of award-winning investigative journalist Rafael Marques de Morais. The indictment follows publcation on his anti-corruption watchdog website, Maka Angola, of an article alleging illegality by the attorney general to act as a property and real estate developer in addition to his legal duties. The Human Rights Foundation in New York added its condemnation, and U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan in a Tweet called on Angola to "drop the prosecution of Rafael Marques de Morais and Mariano Bras Lourenco." Bras Lourenco republished articles produced by Marques' Maka Angola in the weekly newspaper O Crime.
HRF, 27 June 2017
The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) condemns the June 20 indictment of award-winning investigative journalist and human rights advocate Rafael Marques de Morais by… Read more »
CPJ, 23 June 2017
Angolan authorities should immediately drop all charges against journalists Rafael Marques de Morais and Mariano Bras Lourenco, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Read more »
NED, 21 June 2017
Winner of 2017 NED Democracy Award returns home to legal harassment Read more »
Angola: When You Can't Shoot, Sue!
Maka, 21 June 2017
Recently, the Angolan ruling party MPLA proposed, in Parliament, that the outgoing President and Vice-President be given absolute immunity from prosecution for any crimes they… Read more »
Angolan Journalist Rafael Marques accepting the National Endowment for Democracy’s 2017 Democracy Award.