November 6, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Cartoonist Still Detained Without Charge (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.

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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.

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

  • Urging the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Ramón Esono Ebalé as it appears he is detained solely in relation to his peaceful activism;
  • 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 18 December, 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
Email: [email protected]
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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