quinta-feira, 15 de outubro de 2015

Angola: Demonstration and vigil for Luaty in Lisbon

Many people gathered tonight in central Lisbon in a vigil in solidarity with luso-angolano Luaty Beirão, for almost a month on hunger strike, and other 14 other prisoners Angolans accused of preparing a coup d ' état against the Angolan President, José Eduardo dos Santos. Before, more than two hundred people marched in the streets of Lisbon and demonstrated in front of the European Parliament's Office wielding placards with the slogans: "no to repression in Angola" and "freedom".

The March is already almost at the end of the Avenue.

In recent days, the mobilization around Luaty Beirão, 33 years of has grown with vigils in Luanda and other Portuguese-speaking countries such as Cape Verde, and the Portuguese political means with the Lisbon City Council to approve a vote of solidarity.

Luaty already served 25 days of hunger strike, was transferred to the prison hospital of Sao Paulo on Saturday, and his health is deteriorating from day to day. The prison service of Luanda stated earlier this week that he "do not ingest food but drink water, take serum" and stable. The woman, Monica Almeida, States that "Luaty can die at any moment. A hunger strike should ingest three liters of water, but now even half a liter can.

Known in the artistic medium as Ikonoklasta or Brigadier Kills Frakuzx, Luaty Beirão began the hunger strike because it considers illegal detention. He and 14 other people were detained on June 20, before meeting to discuss the State of governance. The defense attorney, Walter Tondela, considers that the periods of pre-trial detention has expired. Already the Judge President of the Provincial Court of Luanda, Domingos mosque, considered that everything is taking place within the law. Speaking to Portuguese public television RTP, Domingos da Costa, said that "the process of notification of prosecution has four months to make your order of pronunciation. Later, the judge pronounced and, depending on its analysis of the process, you can modify the extent of coercion.

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