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António Capalandanda

António Capalandanda

HRD, Journalist
Voz da América

“I could not resume my work and could not talk to people critical [of] the Angolan regime, as a measure of security,”

António Capalandanda is a human rights defender and journalist for online news and radio site Voz da América (Voice of America) in Angola. His work has focused on human rights and political violence in the country, as well as investigation of corruption cases involving public officials.


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.