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Equatorial Guinea: An opportunity to put an end to impunity

, Index number: AFR 24/001/1997

On 18 February 1997 President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo publicly announced that several measures would be adopted to put an end to human rights violations in his country. His statement followed the death in late January 1997 of Evaristo Abaga Ndongo after he was tortured in police custody, and the subsequent arrest and conviction of two police officers. Amnesty International is urging the authorities to put an end to the climate of impunity which currently exists, particularly among the security forces, and to initiate investigations into the many other cases of torture, death in custody and extrajudicial execution which to date have neither been investigated nor compensated.

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