The Portuguese Anonymous faction have attacked dozens of Government of Angola sites, in a “fight for democracy.”
In a statement released, they refer to the detention of 17 activists who have been sentenced to prison; jail terms ranging from 2 to 8 years.
The larger sentence of 8 years was given to Angolan journalist Domingos da Cruz’s whose book was one of two on the reading list of the #Angola15 arrested. The title translates as “tools to destroy a dictator and avoid a new dictatorship.” The book was being read at a weekly book group meeting in Luanda, to discuss democracy and governance, when the # arrests occurred, including that of popular rapper-activist Luaty Beirão.
The other book read at the time was University of Massachusetts Professor Gene Sharp’s From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for Liberation.
The official line from the country’s Interior Ministry was released shortly after the arrest on June 20, 2015, stating they activists were “thirteen Angolan citizens [were] caught red-handed as they prepared to carry out acts aimed at disrupting public order and security in the country.”
Reported by TIME in October 2015, the activists had been detained without a trial for three months.
#AnonymousPortugal #AnonPlus #OpLusofonia #Angola Português: Anonymous adere à luta pela democracia em Angola. Aqueles…
Posted by PortugalAnon on Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Amnesty International have called the sentencing “an affront to justice,” saying that “the activists have been wrongly convicted in a deeply-politicised trial. They are the victims of a government determined to intimidate anyone who dares to question its repressive policies.”
PortugalAnon DDos’d and defaced multiple government sites, demanding a release of the activists.
Sources: TIME, The Guardian, PortugalAnon.
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you guys arn’t evil….right