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Equatorial Guinea: A country subjected to terror and harassment

, Index number: AFR 24/001/1999

Following an attack on several military barracks in 1998 more than 110 people were subjected to unfair trials. All resulting convictions, including the death penalty, were based on confessions extracted under torture. This report provides details of the initial human rights abuses suffered by the Bubi population following the attack, the resulting trials and the conditions under which the prisoners are detained. It also examines the continuing harassment of political opponenents and the impunity enjoyed by those who perpetrate the abuses.

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