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Rafael Marques de Morais was last week given a suspended sentence following a criminal defamation trial related to his 2011 book on blood diamonds, published for the first time in English on June 2
Angolan investigative journalist and Index on Censorship award-winner Rafael Marques de Morais was handed down a six-month suspended sentence less than a week after celebrating an apparent dismissal of all charges
When you go up against the big guns of any state, you know they will throw everything at you. Investigative journalist Rafael Marques de Morais has learned this hard lesson in the last few days
Index is appalled to learn that a decision to pursue charges against Index award winning investigative journalist Rafael Marques de Morais is moving forward despite apparent agreement between the parties.
Index award winning investigative journalist Rafael Marques de Morais's criminal defamation trial is set to resume today
The journalist, who exposed corruption and serious human rights violations connected to the diamond trade in Angola, is due in court again on 14 May
Index calls on South Africa's government to protect the right of individuals to freedom of expression guaranteed by the country's constitution. Further, South Africa must provide protection for Dala.
Rafael Marques de Morais, joint winner of the 2015 Index journalism award, is currently facing criminal defamation charges for his work exposing human rights abuses in Angola. Despite the current charges, Marques de Morais continues to work for a fairer Angola.
Just days after being named the joint winner of the journalism award at the 15th Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards, Rafael Marques de Morais appeared in court for exposing corruption and human rights abuses
Amran Abdundi is a women's rights activist based in northeastern Kenya. She runs the Frontier Indigenous Network, an organisation which mobilises female peace builders and rights activists to set up shelters along the dangerous border with Somalia.
Rafael Marques de Morais is an Angolan journalist and human rights activist. He is currently facing nine charges of defamation after publishing on human rights abuses committed during diamond mining operations in Angola.