Annual Report: Equatorial Guinea 2010

May 28, 2010

Annual Report: Equatorial Guinea 2010

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  • According to reports, a woman believed to be a Nigerian national died in Malabo police station on 3 March as a result of overcrowding and poor hygienic conditions. She had been arrested about two weeks earlier, following the alleged attack on the presidential palace. There was no investigation into her death.

Children's rights

At least 20 minors aged between 10 and 17 were arrested in February for receiving money from one of President Obiang's grandchildren who apparently had stolen the money. Although the age of criminal responsibility is 16 in Equatorial Guinea, all 20 were detained for nearly two months and were held in Black Beach prison, which has no facilities for juveniles.

Amnesty International reports

Equatorial Guinea: Submission of the UN Universal Periodic Review (13 April 2009)