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Further information on UA 300/93 (AFR 24/13/93, 1 September) - Equatorial Guinea: arbitrary arrest / torture: Francisco Engono Micue, Jose Ramon Obama

, N° d'index: AFR 24/017/1993

Following intense international pressure, the above named men, arrested in Bata on 31 August, were released on 20 September 1993. Francisco Engono Micue had been severely tortured and sustained serious injuries to his arms, feet, back and one eye. Jose Ramon Obama was also ill-treated. Father Jose Luis Engono, Francisco Engono Micue's son, who had gone into hiding to evade arrest, had reemerged after the government gave written assurances that he would not be arrested or harassed.

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: AFR 24/17/93
Distr: UA/SC
22 September 1993
Further information on UA 300/93 (AFR 24/13/93, 1 September 1993) - Arbitrary
arrest/torture
Equatorial Guinea: Francisco Engono Micué and José Ramón Obama
Following intense international pressure, Francisco Engono Micué and José Ramón
Obama were released at 6am on 20 September 1993. They had been arrested in
Bata on 31 August. Francisco Engono Micué had been severely tortured and
sustained serious injuries to his arms, feet, back and one eye. José Ramón
Obama was also ill-treated although not as severely as Francisco Engono Micué.
Amnesty International has also learnt that Father José Luis Engono, Francisco
Engono Micué's son who had gone into hiding to evade arrest, reemerged around
16 September after the government gave written assurances that he would not
be arrested or harassed.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/faxes and airmail
letters either in Spanish, French or in your own language:
- welcoming the release of Francisco Engono Micué and José Ramón Obama;
- expressing concern at reports they were severely tortured and that Francisco
Engono Micué sustained severe injuries as a result;
- calling for a public inquiry into these reports and for those responsible
to be brought to justice.
APPEALS TO
1) President
Coronel Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
Presidente de la República
Ministro de Defensa Nacional
Gabinete del Presidente de la República,
Malabo, República de Guinea Ecuatorial
Telegrams: Presidente Obiang Nguema, Malabo, República de Guinea
Ecuatorial
Telexes: 5405 GBNOM 5405 EG
Faxes: + 240-9 3313
Salutation: Su Excelencia/Your Excellency
2) Prime Minister
Silvestre Siale Bileka
Primer Ministro
2
Gabinete del Primer Ministro
Malabo, República de Guinea Ecuatorial
Telegrams: Primer Ministro Siale Bileka, Malabo, República de Guinea
Ecuatorial
Telexes: 5405 GBNOM 5405 EG
Salutation: Excelentísimo Señor/Dear Prime Minister
page 2 of FU to UA 300/93
3) Minister of Justice and Religion
Mariano Nsué Nguema
Ministro de Justicia y Culto
Ministerio de Justicia y Culto
Malabo, República de Guinea Ecuatorial
Telegrams: Ministro de Justicia Nsué Nguema Malabo, República de Guinea
Ecuatorial
Telexes: 5405 GBNOM 5405 EG
Salutation: Excelentísimo Señor/Dear Minister
4) Foreign Minister
Benjamín Mba Ekua Mikó
Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores & Francofonia
Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores
Malabo, República de Guinea Ecuatorial
Telegrams: Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores Mba Ekua, Malabo, República de
Guinea Ecuatorial
Telexes: 5405 GBNOM 5405 EG
Faxes: + 240-9 2320
Salutation: Excelentísimo Señor/Dear Minister
COPIES OF YOUR APPEALS TO:
diplomatic representatives of Equatorial Guinea accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,
or your section office, if sending appeals after 3 November 1993.

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