terça-feira, 10 de março de 2009

Quando o petróleo fala mais alto...

"O governo angolano devia pôr fim urgente à tortura e aos julgamentos injustos em casos relacionados com a segurança do estado, afirmou hoje a Human Rights Watch. Catorze civis que foram arbitrariamente detidos e torturados sob detenção militar estão actualmente presos no enclave de Cabinda, sob a acusação de "crimes contra a segurança do estado". HRW
"The media environment in Angola remains poor. On May 15, 2006, a new press law was enacted that improves the legal framework governing media freedom but still falls short of fully ensuring the right to freedom of expression, as guaranteed in Angola's constitution.Media coverage of news and events is still highly biased in favor of the government and the ruling party, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA). Access to information, in particular in rural areas, is very difficult. The only daily newspaper is owned by the state. [...]

... women's organizations report an increase in domestic and sexual violence against women and girls in 2006, which extends to gender violence against girls in the school system. According to information provided by field-based NGOs, girls have been required to provide sexual favors in order to be approved to the subsequent grades, for example. The Angolan government has not enacted specific legislation to protect women from domestic and sexual violence. It has also failed to provide adequate health care and emotional support services for the victims.[...]" HRW
"...18 mass evictions in Luanda that the Angolan government carried out between 2002 and 2006. In these evictions, which affected some 20,000 people in total, security forces destroyed more than 3,000 houses, and the government seized many small-scale cultivated land plots." HRW
E também a AI se preocupa e denuncia...

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