Information Center: Human Rights, 2011

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EG Justice
June 29, 2011

Security forces in Equatorial Guinea detained more than 100 youth during the last week of May. The reasons for the detentions remain unclear.

Freedom House
June 1, 2011

A new report ranks Equatorial Guinea among the world’s worst violators of political and civil liberties.

EG Justice
July 11, 2011

The government of Equatorial Guinea must follow its ratification of the African Union Protocol on the Rights of Women with concrete reforms.

EG Justice and Human Rights Watch
June 22, 2011

The government of Equatorial Guinea has spent lavishly on diplomatic accommodations while neglecting the rights of the country’s poor in the lead-up to hosting the African Union summit.

EG Justice & Human Rights Watch
November 15, 2011

A referendum to modify the constitution was marred by reports of voting fraud, harassment of opposition supporters, and intimidation of voters.

EG Justice & Human Rights Watch
November 11, 2011

Proposed constitutional changes would strengthen the near-absolute powers of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and further deprive citizens of their civil and political rights.

EG Justice & Human Rights Watch
November 4, 2011

The government of Equatorial Guinea has released an opposition party member and civil society activist arrested on November 1, 2011.

Reuters Africa
September 14, 2011

Four men sentenced to death after a summary trial in Equatorial Guinea on coup charges were executed the day after a team of U.N. human rights investigators left the country, one of the investigators said.

United Nations Human Rights Council
July 4, 2011

Working group report focused on the investigations and prosecutions relating to the attempted coup d’état of March 2004 and to the armed attack on the presidential palace by alleged mercenaries on 17 February 2009. The Working Group also inquired about the activities of private military and security companies operating in Equatorial Guinea.

EG Justice
June 23, 2011

An open letter to African Union Commission Chairperson Jean Ping expressing disappointment at the lack of civil society participation at the African Union Summit. 

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