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Equatorial Guinea: Human rights defender falsely arrested: Wenceslao Mansogo Alo

, Index number: AFR 24/004/2012

A human rights defender and political activist from Equatorial Guinea has been arrested under false charges because of his human rights work and political activities. Wenceslao Mansogo Alo, a doctor specializing in gynaecology and obstetrics, was arrested on 9 February and accused of mutilating the body of a female patient who had died during an operation he carried out. An autopsy confirmed that no mutilation took place and that the woman died of a heart attack.

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