December 13, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Cartoonist Held In Pre-Trial Detention (Equatorial Guinea: UA 219.17)

Ramón Esono Ebalé, an Equatorial Guinean cartoonist and activist, has spent over 50 days in prison without being formally charged. His continued detention is related to his artistic work which has been critical of the government. The Cartoonists Rights Network International has awarded him the 2017 Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning.


Ramón Esono Ebalé, an Equatorial Guinean cartoonist and activist, has been charged with counterfeiting money and is being held in pre-trial detention after being detained without charge for almost 3 months.

Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Urging the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Ramón Esono Ebalé as he appears to be detained solely for his peaceful activism;
  • Calling on them to ensure that while he is still detained, that all his due process rights are respected
  • Calling on them to ensure that the right to freedom of expression is respected in Equatorial Guinea;
  • Calling on the authorities to ensure a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders to work without fear of punishment, reprisal, or intimidation.

Contact these two officials by 23 January, 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: 1 202 518 5700 I Fax: 202 518 5252
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

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