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Equatorial Guinea: A trial with too many flaws

, Index number: AFR 24/005/2005

This report describes the trial of the alleged "mercenaries", their arrest and their conditions of detention, and gives details of the human rights violations and procedural irregularities that rendered the trial unfair. It also provides brief details of other less known trials which took place in 2004 which were also reported to be unfair. The report also makes recommendations to the government of Equatorial Guinea to improve the human rights situation, particularly with respect to bringing trials into conformity with international standards of fairness. This report also contains recommendations to the international community.

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