Execution of Four Men in Equatorial Guinea Condemned

Execution of Four Men in Equatorial Guinea Condemned

Amnesty International | August 22, 2010
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An Amnesty International condemnation of the execution of four men in Equatorial Guinea, all convicted of attempting to assassinate the country’s President. José Abeso Nsue, Manuel Ndong Anseme, Alipio Ndong Asumu and Jacinto Michá Obiang were executed on August 21, immediately after being convicted by a military court in Malabo, the country's capital.

"Amnesty International on Monday condemned the execution of four men in Equatorial Guinea, all convicted of attempting to assassinate the country’s President. 

José Abeso Nsue, Manuel Ndong Anseme, Alipio Ndong Asumu and Jacinto Michá Obiang were executed on 21 August immediately after being convicted by a military court in the country's capital Malabo. 

“These men were convicted after an unfair trial, sentenced to death and executed with chilling speed without having the slightest opportunity to appeal their sentence,” said Erwin van der Borght, Africa Director at Amnesty International. 

The four men had been living as refugees in Benin for many years, when Equatorial Guinean security forces abducted them in January 2010. 

The former military officers were then secretly detained in Black Beach prison in Malabo, where they reportedly “confessed” to the attack on the presidential palace on 17 February 2009..."

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