September 22, 2017

Urgent Action: Detained Cartoonist Facing Trumped Up Charges (Equatorial Guinea: UA 219.17)


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An Equatorial Guinean cartoonist and activist, Ramón Esono Ebalé, whose work has been critical of the government has been arrested and detained. He is being held at the Black Beach prison in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. He has not been charged yet.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Urging the authorities to immediately release and drop all the charges against Ramón Esono Ebalé;
  • Calling on the authorities to ensure that the right to freedom of expression is respected in Equatorial Guinea;
  • Calling on the authorities to ensure that human rights defenders and activists can carry out their legitimate work with total freedom and without fear of being prosecuted or threatened.

Contact these two officials by 3 November, 2017:

President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea
Mr. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
Palacio Presidencial
Avenida de la Libertad
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Salutation: His Excellency

Ambassador Miguel Ntutumu Evuna Andeme
Embassy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea
2020 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 1 202 518 5700 I Fax: 202 518 5252 I
Email: secretary@egembassydc.com
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 219.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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