Obiang does not allow that the Embassy in Malabo to attend the Spanish prisoners

The regime of Teodoro Obiang does not allow the Spanish Embassy in Malabo providing consular assistance to the two spaniards of origin guinean makes a month and

Obiang does not allow that the Embassy in Malabo to attend the Spanish prisoners

The regime of Teodoro Obiang does not allow the Spanish Embassy in Malabo providing consular assistance to the two spaniards of origin guinean makes a month and a half were captured in the Sudan in the South and led to the former Spanish colony, and even informs you about your situation. According to a spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “the Embassy of Spain in Malabo, in addition to applying through the official, continues to make efforts to find out the whereabouts and the situation of the spaniards who supposedly would be in prison in that country, but by the time the authorities of Equatorial Guinea have confirmed their detention or provided any information on the same”.

The two spaniards, Feliciano Ephah and July, Obama, were captured on the 15th of November in Juba (South Sudan), together with two other equatoguinean living in Spain, Bienvenido Ndong and Martin Obiang. The four, members of the opposition Movement for the Liberation of Equatorial Guinea's THIRD Republic, flew from Madrid to Frankfurt (Germany) and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), where they contacted for the last time with their families in Spain before boarding the plane to South Sudan.

The family members in Spain of the opponents believe that these fell into a trap and have reported her abduction to the Police, which has given account to the office of the Prosecutor of the Audiencia Nacional, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which channels the contact through the Directorate General of Consular Affairs, and the office of the Ombudsman.

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The latest news suggests that the four opponents would be prisoners in the high security prison of Oveng Ansem, in the continental zone of the country, near the border with Gabon, but the fact that the regime is not even acknowledged nor denied his arrest makes, to despair of the families, spread all kinds of rumors about his fate: since you have been tortured until one would have died.

it is Not known what they were accused, although Welcome Ndong and Martin Obiang were sentenced in their absence to 96 years in prison for his alleged involvement in an alleged failed coup attempt in December 2017. Two of the defendants of that attempt died in prison.

Since its independence from Spain in 1968, Equatorial Guinea is considered by human rights organizations one of the most corrupt and repressive in the world. Although it is the third oil power in Africa, the majority of the population lives in extreme poverty. Teodoro Obiang, who in 1979 overthrew in a coup d'etat to his uncle Francisco Macias, is the autocrat african takes more time in power.

Updated Date: 02 January 2020, 02:00

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