Power Fights Truth in Angola

Opinion piece
21/05/2015 10:05

Garth Meintjes, Executive Director of the International Senior Lawyers Project, writes about the trial of Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais. Meintjes argues that the court should uphold the principle now codified in the statute of the International Criminal Court that those who know about, or should have known about, the actions of their subordinates or others whom they control, bear responsibility for the crimes that result. "Instead of prosecuting Rafael for doing what was courageous and right, Angola's government must investigate and prosecute the generals and companies who bear ultimate responsibility for the murder and abuse he has exposed."