The African Union Must Compel Equatorial Guinea to Abide by the Charter on Elections, Democracy and Governance.
The Equatorial Guinea government carried out violent attacks over the last 24 hours against members of opposition party Ciudadanos por la...
Appointing President Obiang's business partner to monitor elections in Equatorial Guinea shows AU’s disregard for human rights and democracy in the country.
Great concerns about mounting human rights violations committed by the government of Equatorial Guinea ahead of the April 24 presidential election against political opposition and media journalists.
US Department of State releases report on Human Rights in Equatorial Guinea.
Press freedom and access to information are severely curtailed in the country. Here is an illustration of recent examples of government censorship and violations of freedom of expression, assembly and association.
The following is a press statement released by CEID after the government ordered it to stop all activities.
Opposition parties have emphatically condemned this hastened decision to hold the elections in April, which they consider an unconstitutional maneuver by President Obiang.
EG Justice Calls for the Immediate Release of Relatives of Political Opponent, Unlawfully Detained in Equatorial Guinea, without Access to a Lawyer.
As another example of total disregard of Freedom of Association in Equatorial Guinea, the Governor of Litoral Province, Amado Nguema Owono, ordered the suspension of a youth forum organized by Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones para el Desarrollo (CEID), a leading NGO promoting active civil society participation in human rights, good governance, and transparency.
Two political activists were arrested and detained in Equatorial Guinea solely for exercising their right to freedom of expression and peacefully announcing a meeting to be held by the opposition political party.
President Obiang's remarks at home suggesting that criminals should have their tendons severed are clear indication of his disregard for human rights, and tells a different story than that given to international bodies.