Equatorial Guinea
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The crackdown on human rights defenders continued and administrative obstacles prevented NGOs from obtaining legal registration. The right to a fair trial was violated. Police used excessive force and the right to freedom of expression, including access to information, was violated in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Draft legislation threatened to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and sex workers.

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Retains the death penalty in law

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