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Urgent Action: Human rights defender brutally attacked

Alfredo Okenve, an Equatorial Guinea human rights defender was brutally attacked on 27 October by unknown armed men. He was later abandoned in a lonely area outside the city of Bata, Equatorial Guinea’s capital.


Take action


Please write immediately in Spanish or your own language:

  • Urging the authorities to carry out inmediately an independent and exhasutive investigation into the attack against the human rights defender Alfredo Okenve and those found to be reponsible to be brought to justice as soon as possible;
  • Calling on them to take all measures, in accordance with those benefciaries, to protect Alfredo Okenve and his colleagues from the Center for Development Studies and Initiatives (CEID) from any further attacks or threats;
  • Calling on the authorities to ensure a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders and activists to work without fear of punishment, reprisal, or intimidation.




President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Mr. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

Palacio Presidencial

Avenida de la Libertad

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Salutation: His Excellency


Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr.Simeón Oyono Esono Angue,

Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores y Cooperación Internacional

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Salutation: Dear Minister


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.


HER EXCELLENCY MRS MARI-CRUZ EVUNA ANDEME, 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 office if sending appeals after the above date.


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