Cabinda: update on Sr Belchior arrest

The wife of Sr Belchior has been stopped from visiting her husband since he was detained by police in Cabinda yesterday. She has not been allowed to take him food or medication, despite the fact he is currently sick with malaria.

Meanwhile, the rumour-mill in Angola is whirring. Questions are being raised as to why the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) would allow the so-called ‘attackers’, who they allege are militant FLEC rebels, to escape over the border into (‘the rugged mountains of’) Congo. Even odder when you bear in mind that the FAA have had soldiers all over both Congos for a very long time now.