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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.

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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
Equatorial Guinea
Salutation: Dear Minister


And copies to:

Teodoro Nguema Obiang 
Palacio Presidencial 
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.

Embassy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, 13 Park Place St James' SW1A 1LP, 020 7499 6867, Fax 020 7499 6782,

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.


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