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Equatorial Guinea

The crackdown on human rights defenders continued and administrative obstacles prevented NGOs from obtaining legal registration. The right to a fair trial was violated. Police used excessive force and the right to freedom of expression, including access to information, was violated in the context...
Africa Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Equatorial Guinea: An Endless History of Human Rights Violations – Amnesty International Submission to the 47th Session of the UPR Working Group, November 2024

This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Equatorial Guinea at the 47th session of the Working Group. It evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to Equatorial Guinea in its previous UPR. The submission ends with a set of recommendations to Equatorial...
Equatorial Guinea Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Equatorial Guinea: Open letter to the President of Equatorial Guinea: Release artist and writer Ramón Esono Ebalé

In this open letter to President Obiang the FreeNseRamon Coalition, which includes Amnesty International, express deep concern in response to the unjust arrest and subsequent detention without charge of Ramón Esono Ebalé in Malabo on 16th September 2017, and urge for Mr. Ebalé’s immediate and...
Equatorial Guinea Detention

Equatorial Guinea: Free Agustín Esono Nsogo

Agustín Esono Nsogo has been in arbitrary detention for over a year. He was arrested in Bata, the main city on the mainland part of Equatorial Guinea, on 17 October 2012. Amnesty International believes that his arrest and continued detention without charge or trial is politically motivated and...
Equatorial Guinea Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Equatorial Guinea: Continued institutional and key human rights concerns in Equatorial Guinea: Amnesty International Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, May 2014

Equatorial Guinea has failed to implement most of the recommendations it previously accepted, including those pertaining to the rights of political opponents. Amnesty International notes that incommunicado detention, enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrest and confinement of political opponents...