(Financial Times) Equatorial Guinea President Extends Rule

(Financial Times) Equatorial Guinea President Extends Rule

Tom Burgis December 4, 2009
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The Financial Times recap of the November 2009 presidential elections in Equatorial Guinea included a quote from EG Justice's executive director Tutu Alicante.

(excerpt from article)

“Obiang is concerned about having a better image internationally,” Tutu Alicante, an Equatoguinean rights activist based in the US, told the Financial Times recently. “The oil companies and gas companies operating in Equatorial Guinea would want to avoid the reputational risk that comes with doing business with a non-transparent and anti-democratic head of state.”

Mr Alicante said the government has accused rights organizations and activists of blackmail, and threatened with defamation proceedings when they drew attention to its human rights record.

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