Corruption Watch and our partners remain convinced that criminal investigations should continue into the individuals who profited unduly from the Angola-Russia Debt Deal.
To this effect, four concerned Angolan citizens have, in April 2013, filed a legal ‘denonciation penale’ with Swiss authorities requesting a criminal investigation into the matter.
At the same time, the same four Angolan citizens, represented by Advocate David Mendes, have filed a request for a criminal investigation in Angola. Due to concerns about applicable law, the Angolan filing does not specify Jose Eduardo Dos Santos as an investigation target, as previous attempts to investigate Dos Santos have fallen foul of statutes (and their interpretation) barring criminal proceedings against a sitting president in Angola.
The full ‘denonciation penale’ is available to view in English and Portuguese below.
View the Swiss Filing (English)
View the Swiss Filing (Portuguese)
View the Angolan Filing (Portuguese)