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Urgent Action update: Human rights defender needs urgent medical care

Human rights defender Joaquín Elo Ayeto is in urgent need of medical assistance while in detention at Black Beach Prison. According to our sources for the last couple of weeks he has been experiencing severe diarrhoea and high fever. On 5 August, Joaquín’s lawyer wrote to the judge asking for his client’s immediate transfer to a hospital. There has been no response. He has been detained since 25 February and has had no access to his family or lawyers for several weeks.

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Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter in English or Spanish to:

Mr Salvador Ondo Ncumu
Ministry of Justice, Religious Affairs & Penitentiary Institutions
Malabo II, Frente al Ministerio de Comercio
Equatorial Guinea 
Salutation: Dear Minister

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

Embassy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea 13 Park Place St James' SW1A 1LP Tel: 020 7659 9090

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.

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