Africa Monitor Intelligence
Angola: “Complacency” of Portuguese Justice Compensates Spanish Intransigence
The decision of the Spanish court that led to the refusal to extradite to Angola the aforementioned high-ranking official, CARLOS PANZO, former secretary of the PR, also accused of corruption and money laundering, was based on the recognition that he incurred the risk of “inhuman and degrading treatment”, taking into account the reputation of the Angolan justice system as a “politically influenced” body.
The diligent behavior of the Portuguese justice in the case of AC is seen in political and other circles as a “new example” of the “complacent attitude” followed by Portuguese public authorities in relation to Angola. The accusations against AC are related to a judicial process, that of AUGUSTO TOMÁS (National Council of Shippers), not without doubts as to his intentions. READ MORE