Angolan Constitution protects inmates without money
Luanda, Luanda – Angolan Constitution protects inmates without funds to pay lawyers a situation that is being studied by various State institutions. The statement came from the secretary of State for human rights, Antonio Bento Bembe while speaking to press. "We are working to be able to give a concrete answer to this problem of lack of resources for lawyers, government has to pay lawyers in this process in which the lawyer will have a different payment comparing to the contracts done individually’’, he said. According to Bento Bembe, the government has assumed this matter and a series of acts have been carried out to clarify the public about the importance of this legal aid. In the view of the secretary of State for human rights, lack of lawyers has contributed to the processes of prisoners are poorly monitored and sometimes lead to excessive detention.