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Angola: Justice acknowledges brutality in aftermath of May 27, 1977

Luanda, ANGOLA, November 18 - The Minister of Justice and Human Rights Francisco Queiroz said on Saturday that there was an overreaction to the events that followed the alleged coup attempt of May 27, 1977 in Angola. ,


The minister who was speaking to Angola's National Radio station, said that many of these acts have violated human rights.


"There were arbitrary executions and arrests. All this has almost been forgotten. But we must remember so that such does not happen again”, stressed the minister.


Still on the action that marked the first years of independent Angola, he made clear the possibility of the families of the victims to see how to address the issue of death certificates and other matters linked to the event.


On the other hand, he warned that, in most cases, it will not be easy to recognition the remains.


In other cases, noted Francisco Queiroz, non existence of body parts will make the process impossible, stressing the need to take this limitation into account.


In order to avoid eventual violations of human rights and better prepare future generations of Angolans on this issue, the Government is pondering to insert human rights subject into primary schools.



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