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October 21, 2010

UNESCO Suspends Dictator Prize After Global Protest. EG Justice and its partners welcomed UNESCO’s decision to suspend the prize funded by President Obiang.

April 17, 2010

EITI Board’s ousting of Equatorial Guinea from the transparency initiative is an opportunity to build a broader coalition and intensify collaboration to promote transparency, good governance, and human rights.

October 5, 2010

UNESCO should use this month’s executive board meeting to cancel its prize named after and funded by Teodoro Obiang, the president of Equatorial Guinea, said EG Justice and partner groups today.

U.S. Department of State
August 30, 2010

U.S. Department of State was deeply concerned to learn that the Government of Equatorial Guinea has executed four individuals after a summary military tribunal on August 21.

United Nations Office at Geneva
August 30, 2010

This press release discusses the circumstances surrounding the execution of four Equatoguineans in Equatorial Guinea in August 2010.

August 23, 2010

EG Justice vehemently condemns the executions of Jose Abeso Nsue, Manuel Ndong Anseme, Alipio Ndong Asumu, and Jacinto Michá Obiang, carried out by the Equatoguinean government on August 21, 2010.

Amnesty International
August 22, 2010

An Amnesty International condemnation of the execution of four men in Equatorial Guinea, all convicted of attempting to assassinate the country’s President. José Abeso Nsue, Manuel Ndong Anseme, Alipio Ndong Asumu and Jacinto Michá Obiang were executed on August 21, immediately after being convicted by a military court in Malabo, the country's capital.

May 10, 2010

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is set to award a life sciences prize named after and funded by the dictator of Equatorial Guinea, despite pleas from hundreds of outraged individuals and organizations around the world. Human rights and other civil society groups today called for a full investigation into the source of the money in a joint letter to UNESCO.

EG Justice
EG Justice
October 11, 2010

EG Justice and its partners welcomed UNESCO’s decision to suspend, indefinitely, the prize funded by and named after President Obiang of Equatorial Guinea.

December 11, 2010

EG Justice and its partners submitted reports and intervened with corresponding statements at the United Nations Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review of Equatorial Guinea in Geneva.

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