10/31/2018

Urgent Action: Human Rights Defender Brutally Attacked (Equatorial Guinea: UA 189.18)


Alfredo Okenve, an Equatorial Guinea human rights defender was brutally attacked on 27 October by unknown armed men. He was later abandoned in a lonely area outside the city of Bata, Equatorial Guinea’s capital.

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Alfredo Okenve, an Equatorial Guinea human rights defender was brutally attacked on 27 October by unknown armed men. He was later abandoned in a lonely area outside the city of Bata, Equatorial Guinea’s capital.

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

  • Urging the authorities to carry out inmediately an independent and exhasutive investigation into the attack against the human rights defender Alfredo Okenve and those found to be reponsible to be brought to justice as soon as possible;
  • Calling on them to take all measures, in accordance with those benefciaries, to protect Alfredo Okenve and his colleagues from the Center for Development Studies and Initiatives (CEID) from any further attacks or threats;
  • Calling on the authorities to ensure a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders and activists to work without fear of punishment, reprisal, or intimidation.

Contact these two officials by 12 December 2018:

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: 202 518 5700 
Fax: 202 518 5252 
Email: [email protected]
Contact form: https://www.egembassydc.com/contact-us
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 189.18.
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