Court denies Augusto Tomás parole request

Court denies Augusto Tomás parole request
Court denies Augusto Tomás parole request

Africa-Press – Angola. The Supreme Court denied the request for parole of the defendant Augusto da Silva Tomás, former Minister of Transport, for having reached half of the single sentence of seven years and one month in prison imposed for the practice of several crimes.

The sentence of the 1st Chamber of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court, dated 27 September and signed by the judge Daniel Modesto Geraldo, adds that this decision arises because the penalty “is lenient for such serious conduct” as that assumed by the former manager. public Augusto Tomas.

According to the Supreme Court, these conducts have made it impossible for Angola and many other countries, worldwide, to have economic growth that enables Executives to create better living conditions for their people”.

“The release of this type of criminal in the middle of their sentence is not at all compatible with the social peace and public tranquility required for the granting of parole”, adds the sentence.

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