Angolan rapper Luaty Beirao jailed for rebellion
- 28 March 2016
- From the section Africa
A prominent Angolan rapper has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison for planning a rebellion against President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.
Luaty Beirao was sentenced by a court in the capital, Luanda, along with 16 other activists who were given jail terms of between two and eight years.
The 17 were arrested in June after discussing a book about non-violent resistance at their book club.