Angolan activist decries prison
30 November 2010, 21:24
Luanda - An Angolan activist says the conditions he experienced in prison strengthened his resolve to stand up for human rights.
Antonio Paca Panzo was released from prison in Angola's oil-rich, politically troubled Cabinda region a week ago. He was held for seven months before being freed because of lack of evidence.
Panzo was apparently arrested for having T-shirts emblazoned with the faces of four activists arrested in January and accused of responsibility in a deadly attack on the Togo team bus as it headed to the African Cup of Nations.
Panzo said visitors had been barred from prison and he had been denied food and water for the first three days in a filthy cell.
He said the experience convinced him that the "fight for human rights must go on."