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Facing growing opposition at home, the regimes in Congo and Equatorial Guinea have accused French consultants from stirring up the unrest, a message ... Mokoko, who finished third in the 2016 election, is now languishing in a Brazzaville prison cell awaiting trial for threatening state security and illegally ...
An alleged Russian “front man” for Equatorial Guinea's kleptocratic ruling Obiang family counts two notable Ukrainian businessmen among his ... Yevdokimov, a former member of Ukraine's security services, was sentenced to six and half years in prison in 2005 for selling 12 Kh-55 cruise missiles — a type ...

Many of the dictatorships are in Africa, where longtime strongmen rule countries such as Equatorial Guinea, Swaziland and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Incredibly, Equatorial Guinea's leader Teodoro Obiang has been accused by political opponents of skinning his enemies alive — then devouring ...
In many of these countries, homosexuality can result in a jail sentence. In nine ... There are specific laws against same-sex acts, which can land you in jail. This is ... In Africa, we're talking about four small countries and one large one: Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Rwanda, Lesotho and Mozambique.
Equatorial Guinea carried out a wave of arrests and torture after an attempted coup last December, activists say. Several members ... The court ordered the party dissolved and sentenced 21 members including the CI's sole MP, Jesus Mitogo, to more than 30 years in jail, according to the party. Obama Ondo ...
Equatorial Guinea's ambassador to France, Miguel Oyono Ndong Mifumu, dismissed the allegations of torture in an interview in Paris with AFP. “Who was tortured?” he asked. “Torture is a word that's used when you want to tarnish someone's image. “The (activists) weren't arrested because they were ...

In Equatorial Guinea, the main opposition party, Citizens for Innovation (CI), was dissolved Monday and 21 of its members sentenced the same day to more than thirty years in prison. Speaking on state. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Television, president of the court of Mongomo, Jose Rafael ...
Equatorial Guinea has eliminated its main political opposition party, with the country's courts dissolving Citizens for Innovation (CI) and sentencing dozens of its members to lengthy prison terms after determining the CI is a threat to security in President Teodoro Obiang Nguema's small West African nation.
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea - The main opposition party in Equatorial Guinea has been dissolved by a court that also jailed 21 of its activists for more ... court convicted 21 members of the group and ordered them to serve "26 years in prison for sedition, 10 years in prison for undermining authority (with) a ...
A 2013 photo of Teodorin Nguema Obiang (R), the son of Equatorial Guinea's president Teodoro Obiang. ... The son of Equatorial Guinea's leader, Teodorin Obiang, who was given a three-year suspended prison sentence in France for using public money to fund a jet-set lifestyle, will appeal the landmark ...
Teodorin Obiang, the playboy son of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea's leader, and the country's current vice president, has been found guilty of corruption and sentenced to three years in jail in France. The sentence comes after a long investigation by French authorities into allegations that Obiang embezzled ...
Gloria Chochi is serving six years in prison in Spain for killing her abusive former partner. She is now ... Chochi, originally from Equatorial Guinea, met Richards, from Nigeria, in 2012. ... From prison, Chochi said she was hopeful that she would be given a pardon and, eventually, be reunited with her son.
... of the Republican Guards during the former regime of Yaya Jammeh, was on Thursday 14th February 2018, arraigned, charged and remanded in custody at the Mile Two Prisons. ... Saul Badjie left the shores of this country with the former president to Equatorial Guinea, after the presidential elections.
In January 2017, under pressure from other West African leaders and much of his own population, Gambia's longtime dictator, Yahya Jammeh, flew into exile in Equatorial Guinea. His successor, Adama Barrow—the winner of an election whose results Jammeh at first respected, and then ...
But in his interview with the French channels, Nguema – Africa's longest serving leader, stressed that there were not as many detainees in jails as widely reported in the media. He recently dissolved the cabinet by a decree but has reappointed the last Prime Minister to form a new government.
“Those of us whose relatives were killed, who were tortured or raped in prison, who were shot for peacefully demonstrating, who were forced into ... Jammeh fled The Gambia in January 2017 for exile in Equatorial Guinea after losing December 2016 presidential elections to current president Adama Barrow ...
“Those of us whose relatives were killed, who were tortured or raped in prison, who were shot for peacefully demonstrating, who were forced into ... Jammeh fled The Gambia in January 2017 for exile in Equatorial Guinea after losing December 2016 presidential elections to current president Adama Barrow ...

This oil is being stolen not only from headline countries, but also from places like Equatorial Guinea where the president has allegedly had his political opponents tortured in one of the world's worst prisons, and Angola where the elite live in luxury while the country's children die from poverty at one of the ...
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea — Authorities in Equatorial Guinea are detaining 135 members of the opposition at a jail in the south of the country, their lawyer said on Wednesday. ... He is being held at Balack Beach Central Prison in Malabo, the capital, according to security sources. Obiang has faced a string ...
The opposition leader further questioned where the president had received his information. “The president said Santiago Ebee Ela was in jail, got sick and then died. But who told the president why Santiago Ebee Ela was in prison? Why was he imprisoned?” said Obono. “We, the party of Santiago Ebee Ela ...
Ethiopia releases top opposition figure from prison ... "Hundreds of prisoners of conscience continue to languish in jail, accused or prosecuted for legitimate exercise of their freedom of expression or simply for ..... Jammeh looted the economy and flew into exile in Equatorial Guinea with some of his fortune.
It seems there was again a coup attempt a few days ago in Equatorial Guinea against Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who has been dictator there for ... made a surprise announcement that it was going to release several political prisoners and close a prison notorious for torture in order to “widen the ...
Equatorial Guinea said Wednesday that an attempted coup against its government was organised in France, amplifying charges that an exile living in Europe ... Relations with France are tense after Obiang's son, Teodorin Obiang, 48, was given a three-year suspended prison sentence by a French court in ...
MALABO: Equatorial Guinea said Wednesday that an attempted coup against its government was organised in France, amplifying charges that an exile living ... Relations with France are tense after Obiang's son, Teodorin Obiang, 48, was given a three-year suspended prison sentence by a French court in ...
"Cameroon, Chad and Gabon all have governance [issues] and other problems that are not so dissimilar to those that we see in Equatorial Guinea, so it wouldn't be a state-in-state interest to support a ... In October, a French court sentenced Obiang's son to three years in jail for the embezzlement of funds.
Ethiopia: In a surprise move, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced plans to release jailed politicians and close a notorious prison camp, citing a ... The U.N. announced that Francois Lounceny, the U.N.'s acting special representative for Central Africa, would travel to Equatorial Guinea, where ...
The former British Army officer and businessman was arrested in Zimbabwe in 2004 and extradited four years later to Equatorial Guinea. In 2008, Mr Mann was sentenced to 34 years in prison, although a year later he was released after being pardoned by Mr Obiang. Equatorial Guinea is one of ...
The central African nation of Equatorial Guinea says it thwarted an attempted "coup" in late December against the government of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Africa's longest-serving leader. The government accused at least 30 armed mercenaries from Chad, Sudan and the Central African Republic ...
In 2008, Mr Mann was sentenced to 34 years in prison, although a year later he was released after being pardoned by Mr Obiang. ... In October 2017, a French court gave a three-year suspended jail term to Equatorial Guinea's Vice President Teodorin Obiang, President Obiang's son, for corruption.
Human rights lawyer Khaled Ali may be forced to withdraw as he faces a prison sentence over an alleged obscene gesture. President of Cameroon Paul Biya ... The seizure of funds from the Obiang family in Equatorial Guinea and the Abacha family in Nigeria offer a template. As the US looks to pare down ...
The West African state of Equatorial Guinea said Wednesday it had thwarted “a coup” in late December mounted by mercenaries who sought to attack President ... In October last year, a French court handed down a three-year suspended jail term to Obiang's son, Teodorin Obiang Nguema, who is also vice ...
Opposition members are also claiming members are being picked up arbitrarily. “The opposition Citizens' Party for Innovation (CI) has claimed multiple incidents of electoral fraud, and at least 50 opposition activists have been detained at the Evinayong prison (central Equatorial Guinea) since the election.
Appearing on the census for the first time in at least 12 months are Algeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Congo, Somalia, Uganda, Morocco, Niger, Equatorial Guinea. Others were Cambodia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Iraq, Pakistan and Ukraine. CPJ added that its prison census accounts ...
Following closely is Eritrea which has 16 journalists facing torrid times in prisons. The Democratic Republic Of Congo (DRC) under the regime of Joseph Kabila has also scaled up the arrests of journalists, with five journalists believed to be in prison as of now. Cameroon, Mauritania, Equatorial Guinea, ...
According to a Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ) prison census 2017 report, as of December 1, sub Saharan countries had arrested at least 39 journalists, ... Cameroon, Mauritania, Equatorial Guinea, Congo Brazzaville, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia all had at least one reporter inside their prisons.
According to a Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ) prison census 2017 report, as of December 1, sub Saharan countries had arrested at least 39 journalists, ... Cameroon, Mauritania, Equatorial Guinea, Congo Brazzaville, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia all had at least one reporter inside their prisons.
In its annual prison census, CPJ found 262 journalists behind bars around the world in relation to their work, a new record after a historical high of 259 ... Cambodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Iraq, Morocco, Niger, Pakistan, Republic of Congo, Somalia, and ...
A 2013 photo of Teodorin Nguema Obiang (R), the son of Equatorial Guinea's president Teodoro Obiang. ... The son of Equatorial Guinea's leader, Teodorin Obiang, who was given a three-year suspended prison sentence in France for using public money to fund a jet-set lifestyle, will appeal the landmark ...
The case, which was spearheaded by two anti-corruption groups, is the first of three targeting families of African leaders accused of using ill-gotten gains to live it up in France. Obiang, the son of Equatorial Guinea's president of 38 years, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, was accused of spending more than 1,000 ...
Teodorin Obiang, the playboy son of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea's leader, and the country's current vice president, has been found guilty of corruption and sentenced to three years in jail in France. The sentence comes after a long investigation by French authorities into allegations that Obiang embezzled ...
Obiang has been President of Equatorial Guinea since 1979, when he ousted his uncle from power in a military coup. ... systematic torture of prisoners and detainees by security forces; life-threatening conditions in prisons and detention facilities; impunity; arbitrary arrest, detention, and incommunicado ...
Corruption, poverty, and repression of human rights continue to plague Equatorial Guinea under President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the world's longest serving president, who has been in power since 1979. Vast oil revenues fund lavish lifestyles for the small elite surrounding the president, ...
The former British Army officer and businessman was arrested in Zimbabwe in 2004 and extradited four years later to Equatorial Guinea. In 2008, Mr Mann was sentenced to 34 years in prison, although a year later he was released after being pardoned by Mr Obiang. Equatorial Guinea is one of ...
Following closely is Eritrea which has 16 journalists facing torrid times in prisons. The Democratic Republic Of Congo (DRC) under the regime of Joseph Kabila has also scaled up the arrests of journalists, with five journalists believed to be in prison as of now. Cameroon, Mauritania, Equatorial Guinea, ...
Appearing on the census for the first time in at least 12 months are Algeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Congo, Somalia, Uganda, Morocco, Niger, Equatorial Guinea. Others were Cambodia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Iraq, Pakistan and Ukraine. CPJ added that its prison census accounts ...
According to a Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ) prison census 2017 report, as of December 1, sub Saharan countries had arrested at least 39 journalists, ... Cameroon, Mauritania, Equatorial Guinea, Congo Brazzaville, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia all had at least one reporter inside their prisons.
In its annual prison census, CPJ found 262 journalists behind bars around the world in relation to their work, a new record after a historical high of 259 ... Cambodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Iraq, Morocco, Niger, Pakistan, Republic of Congo, Somalia, and ...
Others pursued by the authorities in Europe include Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue — vice-president of Equatorial Guinea and son of the president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo — who was given a three-year suspended jail term by a French court for plundering public money in October.
On Oct. 27, a Paris criminal court convicted Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the vice president of Equatorial Guinea and son of its president, of money laundering and embezzlement of more than $100 million. Mr. Obiang received a suspended three-year prison sentence and was fined $35 million.
Letting Equatorial Guinea's Teodorin Obiang off lightly for corruption sends out the ... walked away from a French court with a suspended jail sentence. ... way grand corruption needs to hear the metal doors of prison slam shut.


 

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