THE UNREPRESENTED NATIONS AND PEOPLES ORGANIZATION (UNPO)
SUBJECT: DETENTIONS AND REPRESSIONS IN CABINDA BY THE ANGOLAN GOVERNMENT
As scheduled, on Friday, February 1, 2019, the sons of Makongo, Mangoyo and Maloango went out peacefully determined “without any violence” to repudiate the Angolan colonization, and to reinforce the appeal once more to the International Community the Self-Determination and Total Independence of Cabinda, taking into account the historical and legal facts that sustain this cause, approximately 134 years.
The organizers fulfilled their duty to notify the Angolan authorities, including the Angolan President, João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço.
Despite the move, the strategies of the oppressive regime of Angola were put into action and repressed, the demonstration with a mega security operation and the detention of about 69 Cabindans, in an authentic witch-hunting operation to, members and the leadership of the Cabinda Independence Movement (MIC).
For this reason, the territory of Cabinda continues to be plunged in a climate of high tension, with intimidation, persecution and arbitrary detention, to all political and human rights activists, especially those who defend the Self Determination of Cabinda and its people.
According to the Constitution of the Republic of Angola, the right of assembly and demonstration, it´s foreseen in the article. 47.
The strong tension installed in Cabinda not only emanates from the independency will of the Cabindian People, but mainly also, due to the positive signs of a great revitalization of Flec Fac, taking into account the recent events of January, February, March and Abril, of a direct confrontation between the Armed Forces of Cabinda “FAC” and the Angolan “FAA” Armed Forces that killed many people, including Cabinda armed resistance soldiers, civilians and Angolan soldiers.
The Cabindan people will not agree with such injustice and we will continue to complain and demand for the total independence, because its’s our natural right!
We take this opportunity to appeal to the UNPO and other institutions, especially those who promote and defend the international human rights to urgently put pressure on the Angolan government for the immediate and unconditional release of all civic and political prisoners, arbitrary arrested in Cabinda, since January 28, 2019.
we also call on the good offices of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organizations (UNPO), given the recognition of your role to facilitate the voice of unrepresented and marginalized nations and people, to help to influence the EU, AU and UN Member States (in the Security Council and in the General Assembly) to support the organization of a Referendum on Total Independence of Cabinda. fff
IT IS IMPORTANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT THE RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION DOES NOT PRESCRIBE, IS NOT TRANSMITTED NOR LOSES ITS EFFECTIVENESS, SINCE IT IS AN INVIOLABLE, INALIENABLE AND UNAVOIDABLE, BUT ALSO IMPRESCRIPTIBLE RIGHT.
WE BELIEVE THAT OPEN AND INCLUSIVE DIALOGUE, IS THE KEY TO SOLVE THE CABINDA PROBLEM.
As we expect the engagement of the UNPO and the international organizations, to come together as one and solve the Cabinda Problem.
Attached is the nominal list of political prisoners recently held in Cabinda by the Angolan colonial authorities who were tortured at the time of their arrest.
This fact makes us very worried, since we fear for their lives, taking into account experiences of the past and barbarism that the MPLA has been implementing in Cabinda, the elimination of the sons of Cabinda “defenders of total independency“, through poisoning while they are in prison and taking into account also that they are in hunger strike.
18 April 2019
José Manuel Kabangu (Mr.)
(Journalist and Political Activist)
LIST OF CABINDIAN POLITICAL PRISONERS IMPRISONED BY ANGOLAN AUTHORITIES
Just to remind that, 12 were released in 27 February, in the face of the impugnation of the preventive custody measure.
57 remain arbitrarily detained, arrested between January and last February, 2019, and they continue to face a lot of discrimination in prison, where they spend days without bathing, many have signs of scabies, and various health problems, including stomachaches, lung problems, malaria, cough, influenza and hypertension, fever, typhoid, diarrhea, vomiting and headaches.
51 remain on hunger strike.