Angolan rapper gets 5-yr sentence for rebellion
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Angolan rapper gets 5-yr sentence for rebellion

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Luaty Beirao, a prominent Angolan rapper will spend the next five-and-a-half years in jail after a local court in Luanda found him guilty of planning a rebellion against his country’s President.

The rapper was sentenced along with 16 other activists who were also handed jail terms between two and eight years.

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Amnesty International said the 17 people who were arrested in June after discussing a book about non-violent resistance at their book club had been sentenced by a “kangaroo court”.

President Jose Eduardo dos Santos of Angola has ruled the oil-rich country since 1979.

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