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AI asks Equatorial Guinea to investigate the death of an opponent with Spanish citizenship

AI asks Equatorial Guinea to investigate the death of an opponent with Spanish citizenship

16 Jan. (EUROPA PRESS) –

The NGO Amnesty International has requested an investigation by the Equatorial Guinean authorities to clarify the death of the Equatorial Guinean opposition member Julio Obama Mefuman, who has Spanish citizenship, in the Oveng Azem prison, in Mongomo.

“Amnesty International calls on President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo to carry out an urgent and independent investigation. The rights of detainees must be guaranteed in Equatorial Guinea’s prisons,” he said on Monday on his official Twitter profile.

Likewise, he has insisted that Equatorial Guinea has to guarantee that all prisoners are treated “with dignity” and “have access to legal assistance”, as well as that they are “free from suffering torture and other ill-treatment”.

Obama’s party, the Movement for the Liberation of Equatorial Guinea, stressed the day before that he has died due to the torture to which he has been subjected and urged the Spanish government to break relations with the Equatorial Guinean government.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation has summoned the head of the Equatorial Guinean delegation in Madrid on Monday to ask him to clarify the circumstances in which the opponent’s death occurred, diplomatic sources have informed Europa Press.

The Equatoguinean diplomat was received at the Ministry by the ‘number two’ of Foreign Affairs, Ángeles Moreno, to request explanations for the death of Mefuman, who was in the Oveng Azem prison (Mongomo) being held together with fellow Spaniard Feliciano Efa Mangue .

His death occurred less than two weeks after it was learned that the National Court is investigating three senior officials of the Teodoro Obiang Nguema regime, one of them his son, in relation to the alleged kidnapping and subsequent torture of these two Spaniards. .

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