Equatorial Guinea: Continued institutional and key human rights concerns in Equatorial Guinea: Amnesty International Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, May 2014
Equatorial Guinea has failed to implement most of the recommendations it previously accepted, including those pertaining to the rights of political opponents. Amnesty International notes that incommunicado detention, enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrest and confinement of political opponents still prevail throughout Equatorial Guinea. The organization is also concerned that the death penalty is imposed on political opponents and that the right to fair trial is regularly infringed. Torture is used to extract confessions and unlawful killings have occurred. More over, the right freedom of expression, association and assembly are routinely suppressed.