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Arão Bula Tempo

Arão Bula Tempo

HRD, Lawyer & President
Provincial Council of the Angolan Bar Association in Cabinda

Dr. Arão Bula Tempo is a human rights defender and lawyer from Cabinda Province who has worked extensively to denounce corruption, human rights violations and bad governance in the region. He has been the only lawyer in Cabinda Provice to consistently take on clients who have been victims of arrest, arbitrary detention and torture by Angolan security forces.


Human rights defenders in Angola have been victims of arrests, judicial harassment, physical attacks, threats and defamation campaigns. Freedoms of peaceful assembly and expression are limited. Human rights defenders working on civil and political rights and journalists criticizing the government are especially at risk.