Angola's Killing Fields: A Report on Extrajudicial Executions in Luanda 2016 - 17

Maka Angola
Publication Date:
6 February 2018
Angola, Governance, Human Rights, Legal and Judicial Affairs

This report details 50 cases of the summary executions of 92 people carried out between April 2016 and November 2017 in the suburbs of the Angolan capital, Luanda, by individuals identified as agents of the Criminal Investigation Service (known by the Portuguese acronym as SIC) serving under the command of Commissioner Eugénio Pedro Alexandre. The 92 extrajudicial killings described in this report are only a small sample of what are alleged to have been hundreds of deaths at the hands of the SIC. The majority occurred in the municipalities of Cacuaco and Viana, the most densely - populated suburbs of Luanda and home to approximately half of the capital's estimated seven million inhabitants.