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Amnesty International
July 19, 1993

The article gives a description of three workers who were arrested in Malabo for allegedly purposefully cutting off the electricity so that President Obiang would be unable to make a speech.

Amnesty International
July 10, 2002

This report provides a detailed account of the abuse suffered by political prisoners in the prisons of Equatorial Guinea. Many of the prisoners don't receive a fair trial.

Amnesty International
April 4, 2000

This report asks people to write to President Obiang protesting against the inhumane treatment suffered by prisoners of Equatorial Guinea. The article also describes the torture that the prisoners often suffer.

Amnesty International
July 21, 1998

The report gives a description of the lack of medical care that prisoners receive in Black Beach Prison. It asks for support from the medical community and requests that readers write letters to the authorities and human rights organizations.

Amnesty International
September 17, 2002

Juan Asumu Sima died in the morning of Saturday 31 August 2002 in Black Beach prison, Malabo. Amnesty International does not have information on the exact cause of death, but it is believed that, although he is elderly, the injuries he sustained during torture and harsh prison conditions may have contributed to his death.Juan Asumu Sima was part of a group of 144 people arrested after 15 March 2002 and tried between 23 May and 9 June 2002. Sixty-eight detainees were found guilty of attempting to overthrow the government. Juan Asumu Sima was sentenced to six years and eight months in prison. Amongst the others sentenced were Felipe Ondó Obiang, Donato Ondó Ondó, Guillermo Nguema Elá, Mariano Ekua, Laureano Ondó Monsuy and Ovono Akubenga. According to reports, Juan Asumu Sima was severely tortured in pre-trial detention. At the time of the trial had to be assisted to the stand by his co-defendants and had to sit down during the questioning. He reportedly had scars, consistent with torture/ill-treatment, on legs and arms. Like several other defendants he repeatedly asked for medical treatment during the trial, but it was denied.

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