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Equatorial Guinea: Human rights defenders and activists pay a high price for speaking out

, Index number: AFR 24/9793/2019

This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Equatorial Guinea in May 2019. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to Equatorial Guinea in its previous UPR, in particular on those recommendations in relation to situation of human rights defenders. It also assesses legislation regulating NGO activities and its impact on freedom of association and sets out a number of cases of human rights defenders and activists who have been subjected to harassment, intimidation and arbitrary detention.

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