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Searching for Bissau-Guinean Journalist who Disappeared in Angola

Journalist and university professor Milocas Pereira, from Guinea-Bissau, disappeared from Luanda, Angola, where she lived, more than six months ago. Celina Spencer, President of Guinea-Bissau Community Association of Immigrants in the U.S.A, has recently launched a petition asking for assistance from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in locating her.

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  • […] Recently, the President of the Association of Community of Guinea-Bissau Immigrants in the United States, Celina Spencer, also launched a petition directed to the UN High Commission of Human Rights, to try and get support to locate the journalist. She offered some interviews, analyzing some of the crises currently occurring within Guinea-Bissau. Specifically, the Guinean government's role and presence of the Angolan military “Missang” deployed to Guinea-Bissau for military reformation [on which Global Voices reported upon the coup d'etat in April 2012]. It is unknown whether her disappearance is connected with the interviews or not. It is certain however, she was assaulted by strangers. Afterwards, feeling threatened in Luanda, she considered and confided to a friend that she desired to return back home. […]

  • […] Hivi karibuni, Rais wa Chama cha Jumuiya ya Wahamiaji wa Guinea-BIssau waishio Marekani, Celina Spencer, pia alizindua madai yaliyoelekezwa kwa Tume ya Haki za Binadamu ya Umoja wa Mataifa, kujaribu na kupata msaada wa kujua aliko mwandishi huyo. Alishiriki mahojiano kadhaa, akichambua majanga kadhaa ambayo yamekuwa yakitokea hivi karibuni ndani ya nchi ya Guinea-Bissau. Hususan, kuhusika kwa serikali ya Guinea na uwepo wa majeshi ya Angola yaliyoingizwa Guinea-Bissau kwa ajili ya mafunzo maalumu [habari ambazo Global Voices iliziripoti wakati wa mapinduzi ya Aprili 2012]. Haijulikani ikiwa kutoweka kwake kunahusishwa na mahojiano hayo au la. Ni hakika hata hivyo, alivamiwa na watu wasiojulikana. Baada ya hayo, akijisikia kutishiwa mjini Luanda, alitafakari na kumdokeza siri hiyo kwa rafiki kuwa alitamani kurudi nyumbani. […]

  • […] Vor Kurzem [en] hat die Präsidentin des Vereins der Gemeinschaft von Migranten aus Guinea-Bissau in den USA, Celina Spencer, auch eine Petition [en] an den Hohen Kommissar der Vereinten Nationen für Menschenrechte gestartet, um Unterstützung für die Suche nach der Journalistin zu bekommen. She offered some interviews, analyzing some of the crises currently occurring within Guinea-Bissau. Specifically, the Guinean government's role and presence of the Angolan military “Missang” deployed to Guinea-Bissau for military reformation. It is unknown whether her disappearance is connected with the interviews or not. It is certain however, she was assaulted by strangers. Afterwards, feeling threatened in Luanda, she considered and confided to a friend that she desired to return back home. Sie hat einige Interviews gegeben, bei denen sie einige der Krisen analysiert hat, die jetzt in Guinea-Bissao stattfinden. Insbesondere die Rolle der guineischen Regierung und die Präsenz von “Missang”, der angolanische Militäreinsatz in Guinea-Bissau, die bei der militärischen Reform helfen soll [über diesen Militäreinsatz hat Global Voices berichtet während des Putschs in April 2012]. Es ist nicht bekannt, ob ihr Verschwinden mit den Interviews zusammenhängt oder nicht. Es ist aber sicher, dass sie von Fremden angegriffen wurde. Danach, als sie sich in Luanda bedroht fühlte, hat sie einem Freund anvertraut, dass sie nach Hause zurückkehren wollte. […]

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