Archive for the ‘Equatorial Guinea’ Category
(Washington) – The president of Equatorial Guinea should take concrete steps to respect human rights, address corruption, and improve transparency, Global Witness, Human Rights Watch, Open Society Foundations, and Oxfam America said today. On June 15, the four groups will meet with President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo in Washington, DC, to press for meaningful reforms.
(Paris) – A split vote by UNESCO’s Executive Board to approve a prize sponsored by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea puts the president’s interests above UNESCO’s basic principles of human rights and good governance, seven civil society groups said today.
(Paris) – UNESCO’s governing executive board should abolish a prize named after and funded by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea at its upcoming meeting, seven civil society groups said today. The board is set to make a final decision on the fate of the prize at its session scheduled for February 27 to March 10, 2012, in Paris.
(London) – The detention without charge of Dr. Wenceslao Mansogo Alo, a medical doctor who is also a prominent human rights defender and opposition member in Equatorial Guinea, for more than five days following the death of a patient during surgery is a source of serious concern, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today.
(New York) – The government of Equatorial Guinea, which is co-hosting the Africa Cup of Nations later in January 2012, cracks down on political opponents, intimidates journalists, and disregards due process, Human Rights Watch and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said today.
(Washington, DC) – Latin American and African dignitaries gathering in Equatorial Guinea for a cross-regional meeting should press their host, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasago, on his human rights record, EG Justice and Human Rights Watch said today.
Update: The final vote tally, according to government of Equatorial Guinea, was passage of the referendum with 97.7 percent approval and 91 percent voter participation, a result EG Justice and Human Rights Watch said was not credible given the many reports of voting fraud, harassment of oppositio
(Nairobi) – The constitutional changes that the people of Equatorial Guinea are asked to approve will strengthen the near-absolute powers of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and further deprive citizens of their civil and political rights, EG Justice and Human Rights Watch said today. A referendum on the changes is scheduled for November 13, 2011.
(Washington, DC) – United States authorities should move quickly on an investigation of suspected corruption and money-laundering by the eldest son of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, Human Rights Watch said today.