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Urgent Action: HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER’S WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN (Equatorial Guinea 21.24)

June 3, 2024

Anacleto Micha Ndong, an Equatoguinean human rights defender, was sent to the Malabo prison of Black Beach on pre-trial detention on March 1. He has been accused of outrage and calumny by a gendarme who Anacleto Micha Ndong had accused of torturing him the last time he was detained in Black Beach, in 2023. On April 15, 2024, his lawyer went to Black Beach to visit Anacleto Micha Ndong, but his lawyer was told that Anacleto Micha was not there. Since then, no one has seen Anacleto Micha or has received any official confirmation of his whereabouts, which amounts to an enforced disappearance. According to some sources, he has been transferred to Oveng Ansem prison, where torture is reported to be prevalent. The authorities must immediately disclose Anacleto Micha Ndong’s fate and whereabouts.


take action:

  • Write a letter in your own words or using the sample below as a guide to one or both government officials listed. You can also email, fax, call or Tweet them.
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contact information:

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo

President of Equatorial Guinea Palacio Presidencial de Guinea Ecuatorial

Avenida de Libertad, Malabo,

Guinea Equatorial

X/Twitter: @teonguema (Vice President)

Embassy of Equatorial Guinea

His Excellency Dr. Crisantos Obama Ondo

2020 16TH St NW

Washington, DC 20009

Email: [email protected]


[email protected]

sample letter:

Your Excellency,

I am writing to you regarding Equatoguinean human rights defender, Anacleto Micha Ndong, a member of the civic platform, ‘Guinea Ecuatorial también es nuestra’, that opts for non-violent opposition and political dialogue.

On April 15, Anacleto Micha’s lawyer went to the Malabo prison of Black Beach where he was detained and was told that Anacleto Micha was not there. Since then, there has not been any official information about Anacleto Micha’s whereabouts, which amounts to an enforced disappearance under international law.

I urge you to immediately disclose Anacleto Micha’s fate and whereabouts, ensuring that he is protected from torture and other ill-treatment wherever he is held, and to take all necessary steps to grant his immediate release from arbitrary detention which stems from his peaceful activism. I further urge you to ensure his allegations of torture are promptly and effectively investigated and anyone suspected to be responsible is brought to justice in a fair trial.

Yours sincerely,