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Equatorial Guinea

Repression of opposition protest in Equatorial Guinea is condemned by the SI

25 June 2013



A peaceful demonstration planned for today by the opposition Convergence for Social Democracy, CPDS, the SI member party in Equatorial Guinea, has been forcefully repressed, and last night six members of the leadership of the party were detained for several hours by government security forces.

The Socialist International wholeheartedly condemns these acts and calls on the Obiang regime to end the harassment of opposition forces and to respect the fundamental rights of the people of Equatorial Guinea.

The demonstration was planned to protest against the conduct of the recent parliamentary and local elections where serious shortcomings were reported, including fraud, vote-buying, unlawful detention of activists, media suppression, irregularities in the electoral process and discrepancies in the election results.

The Socialist International is committed to remaining vigilant to the situation in Equatorial Guinea and will continue to speak out loudly against the anti-democratic behaviour of the present regime. The CPDS can count on the full solidarity of this global social democratic movement, which will not rest until all citizens of Equatorial Guinea are able to enjoy their full freedoms and fundamental rights.

 

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Previous statements
Opposition parties denounce persecution of Guineans by Obiang regime

16 May 2011

 

Equatorial Guinea: Socialist International calls for real multiparty democracy

13 May 2008

 

Socialist International condemns the sentencing in Equatorial Guinea of Plácido Micó, Secretary General of the Convergence for Social Democracy, CPDS

10 June 2002

 

 

 

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