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Equatorial Guinea: Torture/Health concern/Fear for Safety

, Index number: AFR 24/003/2004

Nick du Toit, N.G. "Bones" Boonzaaier, at least 12 other foreign nationals accused of plotting a coup d'état and Weja Chicampo, were arrested on 9 March and are now held incommunicado in the capital, Malabo. Some or all have reportedly been severely tortured, and one of them has died, apparently as a result. Torture is a routine practice in Equatorial Guinea. The authorities say the men will be tried on charges which carry the death penalty.

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