(The Washington Times) EQUATORIAL GUINEA: Rights lawyer missing after visit to a prison

(The Washington Times) EQUATORIAL GUINEA: Rights lawyer missing after visit to a prison

The Washington Times October 24, 2012
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Fabian Nsue Nguema, a prominent human rights lawyer in Equatorial Guinea, went missing during a visit to a prison, raising concerns he may be unlawfully detained.

JOHANNESBURG | Rights groups said Wednesday that a prominent human rights lawyer in Equatorial Guinea went missing two days ago during a visit to a prison, raising concerns he may be unlawfully detained.

Human Rights Watch and EG Justice called on the government to investigate Fabian Nsue Nguema’s disappearance. The groups said Mr. Nguema is active with the opposition party and has been harassed by the government before.

Human Rights Watch said Mr. Nguema went to Black Beach prison on Oct. 22 to meet with a client and did not return home. It said one family member reported they saw him in detention there.

Equatorial Guinean law prohibits secret and warrantless detentions, and stipulates that charges must be filed within 72 hours of an arrest. Authorities have violated these laws in recent months.

 

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