President of UCID calls for suspension of the lawyer Amadeu Oliveira detention

Praia, Feb 22 (Inforpress) – The president of UCID, António Monteiro, classified this Sunday the arrest of lawyer and former Prosecutor of the Republic Amadeu Oliveira, “national shame” and asked to it be suspended, as soon as possible for the sake of tranquility and social peace.

In a press conference in the city of Praia to react to the detention he witnessed and filmed, António Monteiro, said there was an “exaggeration and an abuse of power”, not by the police officers who fulfilled their mission, but on the part of the court that ordered the arrest of the lawyer as if he was a high criminal.

“We are talking about a lawyer who knows the law well, a former Prosecutor of the Republic, a great lawyer, a man who fights for transparent justice. He may even exaggerate his way of speaking and acting, but here the essential is what’s behind these situations,” he said.

“We think that the performance was not the best, because reading the arrest warrant when talking about military this implies saying that we are talking about a high criminal what nowhere near and by far is the case of Amadeu Oliveira”, he added.



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