(IPF) Equatorial Guinean human rights lawyer ‘missing’

(IPF) Equatorial Guinean human rights lawyer ‘missing’

IPF October 24, 2012
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Fabian Nsue Nguema, a top human rights lawyer in Equatorial Guinea, has gone missing. 

Fabian Nsue Nguema, a top human rights lawyer in Equatorial Guinea, has gone missing.  Human Rights Watch (HRW) said he was last known to have visited a jail on Monday to see a client, and fears he has been illegally detained.  The country’s government, led by President Teodor Obiang Nguema and said by rights groups to be one of the most repressive in Africa, has not yet commented on his alleged detention.  Mr Obiang has ruled Equatorial Guinea since seizing power in a 1979 coup, and his administration has repeatedly been accused of illegally detaining and torturing opponents – allegations it denies.  Mr Nsue represented foreign mercenaries, including UK citizen Simon Man, who was jailed in 2008 for plotting to overthrow the president.

 

Source:http://internationalpoliticalforum.com/daily-news-roundup-24-october-2012/

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