Ken Silverstein, writing for Harper’s magazine, exposes the irony of UNESCO naming a prize after Equatorial Guinea’s dictator Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo in his article "Pay-To-Play at UNESCO". The International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences was funded by Obiang with $3 million dollars. Silverstein points out the dire situation of Equatorial Guinea’s people despite booming oil revenues.
Establishes the guidelines for fishing in the waters of Equatorial Guinea by EU nations.
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.
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.
This report presents AI's concern about the escalation of human rights violations in Equatorial Guinea in 1993, both before and after the elections held in November. It presents details of some 30 cases of arbitrary arrest, focusing on the arrests and other violations which took place in August and September. At least 130 people were arrested, most were severely tortured. Other violations during this period included deaths in detention, unfair trials, and political killings. Dozens of people were arrested and two people unlawfully killed on Annobon Island in a dispute between local people and the authorities. In Malabo, scores of soldiers were arrested and tortured; one of them, Pedro Motu Mamiaga, died in detention. Other concerns include arrests for listening to foreign radio stations or reading opposition publications and repression of relatives of government critics.
On 18 February 1997 President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo publicly announced that several measures would be adopted to put an end to human rights violations in his country. His statement followed the death in late January 1997 of Evaristo Abaga Ndongo after he was tortured in police custody, and the subsequent arrest and conviction of two police officers. Amnesty International is urging the authorities to put an end to the climate of impunity which currently exists, particularly among the security forces, and to initiate investigations into the many other cases of torture, death in custody and extrajudicial execution which to date have neither been investigated nor compensated.
Medical care urgently needed for over 60 political prisoners, Equatorial Guinea. New information: Death of Juan Asumu Sima
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.
The presence of vegetable oils, wild fruits, spices, medicinal plants, plant stimulants and melongos in the markets of Ebibeyín, Bata and Malabo of Equatorial Guinea have been studied, as remarkable non-wood forest products from these markets. The possible impact of the uses of these products on the natural environments are discussed. Some suggestions about the improvement and development of the non-wood forest products in Equatorial-Guinea are given.
Information concerning enforced or involuntary disappearances in various countries and territories reviewed by the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances
Human Rights Watch (HRW) and EG Justice claimed Tuesday that Equatorial Guinea's recent referendum on constitutional reforms was rife with voter fraud.
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