Equatorial Guinea

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Children were among hundreds of people arbitrarily arrested, detained and beaten following disturbances at the African Cup of Nations football tournament. The rights to freedom of expression and assembly were suppressed and police used excessive force to disperse peaceful demonstrations. Political opponents were banished and confined to their home villages.

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Retains the death penalty in law



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