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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…
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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.
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Officer Admits Superiors Ordered Dubious Charges

An Equatorial Guinean court on March 7, 2018 released an artist imprisoned on dubious charges for nearly six months, 18 human rights groups said today. The prosecution dropped all charges against Ramón Esono Ebalé, a cartoonist whose work is often…
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.
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Evidence Suggests Fabricated Charges

(Nairobi, February 26, 2018) – The trial of an artist on dubious counterfeiting charges, apparently brought in retaliation for drawing cartoons critical of the government, will be a test both of the independence of the judiciary and of free speech in…
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.
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Government Should Not Pursue Defamation Charges

(Washington, DC) – Equatorial Guinean authorities arrested a political cartoonist and activist on September 16, 2017, Human Rights Watch and EG Justice said today. He has been held in detention since then and authorities may be preparing to file criminal…
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As Reserves Dwindle, Little Time to Reverse Neglect of Health, Education

(Paris, June 15, 2017) – Equatorial Guinea’s mismanagement of its oil wealth has contributed to chronic underfunding of its public health and education systems in violation of its human rights obligations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released…
After spending several million dollars on government buildings in Malabo, the capital, and Bata, the nation’s economic center, Equatorial Guinea is pouring billions of dollars into building a new administrative capital, Oyala, in the middle of the jungle.
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2 Prominent Activists Arbitrarily Detained

(Nairobi, April 21, 2017) – Equatorial Guinean authorities should immediately release two men who head the country’s leading human rights organization, seven human rights and transparency organizations said.
 The police detained Enrique Asumu and…
Alfredo Okenve was a speaker at the International Anti-Corruption Conference held in Panamá in December 2016
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Country’s Actions Violate Portuguese Language Community’s Charter

(São Paulo) – A group of Portuguese-speaking countries that accepted Equatorial Guinea as a member in July 2014 should investigate ongoing serious human rights violations in their newest member state, EG Justice, Conectas Direitos Humanos, and Human…