Part of a group of 17 young Angolan activists listen as a Luanda court sentences them to between two and 8-1/2 years in jail for rebellion against the government of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, March 28, 2016. REUTERS/Herculano Coroado
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A court in Angola Monday sentenced 17 youth activists, including a well-known rapper, to between two and eight years in jail for rebellion against President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.Another activist, Domingos da Cruz, who was identified by the judge as the "leader" of the group, was handed eight-and-a-half years for planning a coup and for criminal association.Michel Francisco, a lawyer representing 10 of the accused, said he would appeal.Rights groups say activists in Angola, Africa's second-largest oil producer, are being increasingly targeted by dos Santos' government.
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