Anti-corruption group Global Witness is demanding the immediate and unconditional release of their African oil campaigner Dr Sarah Wykes, who has been arrested by armed Angolan police in Cabinda, whilst visiting the oil rich enclave to meet with local civil society representatives.

According to Global Witness, she was arrested and taken from her hotel to a police station, not given food or water for at least 5 hours before being charged and taken to the local jail.

She has been charged with espionage, although no evidence to support the charge has yet been presented. The Angolan authorities are denying Dr Wykes her own lawyers and are insisting on appointing a Government lawyer.

Global Witness is calling for her immediate and unconditional release. For more information go here.