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Equatorial Guinea: Further information: Human rights defender needs urgent medical care: Joaquín Elo Ayeto

, Index number: AFR 24/0888/2019

Human rights defender Joaquín Elo Ayeto is in urgent need of medical assistance while in detention at Black Beach Prison. According to our sources for the last couple of weeks he has been experiencing severe diarrhoea and high fever. On 5 August, Joaquín’s lawyer wrote to the judge asking for his client’s immediate transfer to a hospital. There has been no response. He has been detained since 25 February and has had no access to his family or lawyers for several weeks.

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