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 group of 17 political activists known as the Luanda Book Club have been sentenced to jail after being convicted of plotting to overthrow Angola's government, local media reported Tuesday.The activists were handed jail terms ranging from two years and three months to eight and a half years, Rede Angola reported.As the judges read out the verdict, one activist held up a sign with a photo of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has ruled Angola for 36 years, describing him as the man who is dividing the country, according to photos published on Rede Angola.
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