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UNITA regrets the regression of freedoms in the country and compares the situation to North Korea

This Wednesday, UNITA expressed concern over what it called the "regression" of the democratic and rule of law in the country, marked by "restrictions of fundamental freedoms" and "press control", comparing the situation to North Korea.

: Lusa
Lusa  

In a statement, at the end of the ninth extraordinary meeting of the standing committee, the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) accuses the ruling party (MPLA) of "controlling the press and the courts".

The party, led by Adalberto Costa Júnior, also laments "the death of demonstrators during several protests in the country, the defamation of opposition leaders, among other practices comparable only to North Korea".

Faced with the country's current political framework, the communiqué states, the participants in the meeting "reiterate UNITA's will to dialogue with all the living forces of society, in the search for consensus on matters of national interest".

UNITA members also welcomed the balance of activities carried out in 2020, considering them "positive, despite the constraints caused by the pandemic [de covid-19] and others of a political-administrative order".

In his Christmas message, made public this Wednesday, Adalberto Costa Júnior stated that families will spend this Christmas "with much more difficulty", due to the degrading socio-economic condition of the families.

The leader of the "black rooster" wished a new year with great achievements for the country, hoping that Angolans "reopen the construction of a better country for all, with the non-deferral of their main challenges" and that will allow Angolans "to win the fight against poverty, unemployment and covid-19".