Gender-based violence and discrimination against women are endemic in Equatorial Guinea despite international commitments made by the government...
Criminal proceedings in France move forward against Teodorin for the acquisition of luxury cars and goods.
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.
The Equatorial Guinea government goes to greath lengths to silence opposition. This is the latest against CPDS Secretary General.
News about arrests of youth from Rebola and the dismissal of a cultural center's management team are calls for serious concern.