Jose Maria dos Santos

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Jose Manuel, a reporter with Benguela Province Radio, and Jose Maria dos Santos, a
journalist with Radio Morena, a privately owned station in Benguela,
were assassinated after having been beaten by assailants. According to
a national radio broadcast, fishers near the scene said that the
victims were taken from a car at dawn, dragged to the beach, and shot.
The Voice of the Black Cockerel, a rebel radio station, reported that
government forces detained the two men and took them to a state
security prison, where they were interrogated, beaten, and executed.
The bodies were left on a beach in Lobito. Police said they were
investigating the murders.