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José Marcos Mavungo

José Marcos Mavungo

HRD, Member
Mpalabanda Associação Civica de Cabinda (ACC)

José Marcos Mavungo is a human rights defender and member of the Cabinda-based, government-banned human rights organisation Mpalabanda Associação Civica de Cabinda (ACC). In 2006, the Provincial Court of Cabinda imposed a ban on Mpalabanda, which was the only local human rights organisation active in Cabinda.


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.