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The Independent
Guy Adams
June 16, 2012

The US Department of Justice filed an amended complaint attempting to seize more than $70 million worth of goods that belong to President Obiang's oldest son, Teodorin, which he allegedly purchased using fraud, corruption, and money laundering.

Bol Noticias
Isabel Fleck
March 7, 2012

Human Rights Watch, EG Justice and other rights groups condemn the position of the Brazilian government on the UNESCO-Obiang prize.  

Associated Press
Elaine Ganley
March 8, 2012

UNESCO's Executive Board voted to approve a renamed prize sponsored and funded by President Obiang.

O Estado de S. Paulo
Jamil Chade
March 7, 2012

The government of Brazil supported a controversial prize at UNESCO sponsored by President Obiang of Equatorial Guinea in order to strengthen relations with his regime.

Tutu Alicante
May 9, 2012

An op-ed by Tutu Alicante, Executive Director of EG Justice, on how Norway can contribute to the responsible use of oil revenues in Equatorial Guinea by becoming a strong advocate for transparency regulations in the European Union.

April 13, 2012

Activist groups like EG Justice, Human Rights Watch, and SHERPA have called on the French Ministry of Justice to “move swiftly to issue an international arrest warrant” for Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue.

Voice of America
Ricci Shryock
April 17, 2012

International human rights advocates say France’s arrest warrant for Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, known as Teodorín, is an important signal the international community will hold Equatorial Guinea’s leading family accountable.

Wall Street Journal
Samuel Rubenfeld
June 13, 2012

An amended complaint filed this week in Washington, D.C. federal court laid out the U.S. government’s evidence of alleged grand corruption in Equatorial Guinea it says allowed the son of the country’s president to amass a fortune by stealing from the country’s resource wealth.

June 7, 2012

A group of human rights bodies have hailed the pardon by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea of Dr. Wenceslao Mansogo Alo, the prominent political opponent and human rights defender.

John Githongo and Tutu Alicante
May 31, 2012

An editorial by Tutu Alicante and John Githongo highlighting how President Obiang's efforts to protect his son from a legal investigation in France are a particularly blatant example of African leaders placing themselves above the law.

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