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Angola jails 17 activists for ′coup attempt′ | News | DW.COM | 28.03.2016

29.3.16

Angola jails 17 activists for ′coup attempt′ | News | DW.COM | 28.03.2016: The activists, who include popular rapper Luaty Beirao, were charged with plotting an insurrection against longtime President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

Beirao, who previously conducted a hunger strike for over a month in protest over what he saw as unfair detention, was given a five-year sentence for "rebellion against the president of the republic, criminal association and falsifying documents."

A second defendant named as the leader of the group by judge, was handed the longest sentence at eight and a half years for attempting to stage a coup and being part of a criminal organization.


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