Hackers Attacked Angolan GovernmentAdded: Friday, April 1st, 2016
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The Anonymous hacking group recently announced the shutdown of twenty Angolan government sites. The hackers claimed they had done it in retaliation to the jailing of youth activists, including a well-known rapper, for plotting a “rebellion”. The activists were sentenced to between 2 and 8.5 years in jail. In the meantime, Amnesty International claimed that ruling was “an affront to justice.”
The Anonymous Portugal group published a statement on its Facebook page, where it listed all the government websites it had shutdown. They, indeed, were inaccessible. The group explained its move with the concern that the real criminals were outside, defended by the capitalist system increasingly spreading in the people’s minds.
Among the arrested activists there was a well-known rapper Luaty Beirão, who holds dual Portuguese and Angolan nationality. The artist enjoys a loyal fan base in Portugal, the colonial ruler of Angola until it won its independence in 1974. Amnesty International called for the immediate release of 17 arrested activists, most of whom were detained at a weekly book group meeting. Amnesty believes that Angolan authorities use the criminal justice system to silence dissenting views, and all of those activists fell victims of a deeply-politicized fight, where the government is determined to intimidate anyone who opposes its repressive policies.
The activists explained they were peaceful campaigners urging 73-year-old Jose Eduardo dos Santos, the president of Angola since 1979, to step down. Dos Santos recently promised to retire in 2018, but his promise was received with skepticism following similar pledges in the past. Political watchers remind that his current mandate ends at the end of 2017.
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