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An Equatorial Guinea court’s conviction of 112 defendants on May 31, 2019, in a trial rife with due process violations, including confessions extracted through torture, represents a gross miscarriage of justice, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing…
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Governments should use an upcoming United Nations review of Equatorial Guinea’s rights record to question the country’s brutal repression of human rights defenders, the political opposition, and others who criticize government abuses and rampant…
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Jailed for 6 Months, Barred from Leaving for 3 More

(Nairobi, May 29, 2018) – The Equatorial Guinean artist Ramón Esono Ebalé left the country on May 28, 2018, after being imprisoned for six months on apparently false charges and then waiting three months for travel documents, 13 rights organizations said…
Ramón Esono Ebalé release selfie photo
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Unreasonable Delay in Renewing Cartoonist’s Passport

(Nairobi, May 1, 2018) – An internationally acclaimed cartoonist acquitted of trumped-up charges and released from prison on March 7, 2018, cannot leave Equatorial Guinea because authorities have stalled on renewing his passport, nine human rights groups…
Equatorial Guinea frequently harasses government critics. These cartoons are part of a campaign to free Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé, a cartoonist who has been in prison since September 2017.