Equatorial Guinea: Executions just weeks before announcement of a “temporary moratorium” on the death penalty raise serious questions

Amnesty International is deeply concerned about the execution of at least four and possibly nine death row prisoners in Equatorial Guinea at the end of January 2014. The country may have executed all people on death row. Two weeks later, the government announced a moratorium on the use of the death penalty in what seems to be an attempt to secure membership of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP).

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