EG Justice

Security forces in Equatorial Guinea have detained more than 200 youth in the past week. The reasons for the detentions remain unclear, although government authorities chastised parents for giving their children too much liberty, writes EG Justice.

Equatorial Guinea must amend laws that hinder effective civil society mobilisation and activism inside the country, says by advocacy group EG Justice. The report highlights ‘the gaps that exist between the government’s commitments to regional and international covenants that promote basic civil liberties'.

EG Justice and its partners welcomed UNESCO’s decision on 21 October to suspend, indefinitely, the prize funded by and named after President Obiang of Equatorial Guinea. The groups reaffirmed their call for UNESCO to ultimately abolish the award.