Urgent Action: Human rights defender allegedly tortured
Human rights defender Joaquín Elo Ayeto was arrested on 25 February at his house in Malabo. He is accused of having information on a plot to kill the president. According to reliable sources, Joaquín was subjected to torture at least twice while at Central Police Station after his arrest, which resulted in physical injuries. He also received death threats by police officers at the station. He is detained at Black Beach Prison. His lawyer and his family have not been allowed to see him since Saturday 2 March.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 19 APRIL 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Spanish to:
Minister of Justice, Religious Affairs & Penitentiary Institutions
Salvador Ondo Ncumu
Ministry of Justice, Religious Affairs & Penitentiary Institutions
Malabo II, Frente al ministerio de comercio
Salutation: Dear Minister
And copies to:
Teodoro Nguema Obiang
Avenida de Libertad,
Malabo, Ecuatorial Guinea
President Teodoro Nguema Obiang should ensure that his government puts an end to the arbitrary arrests and detention of human rights defenders (HRDs) and activists.
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.
Please note that the best way to reach our target is to send a letter by post and copies to your diplomatic representatives.