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Mr Salvador Ondo Ncumu
Ministry of Justice, Religious Affairs & Penitentiary Institutions
Malabo II, Frente al ministerio de comercio
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://bit.ly/2FxaHaD
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
I am writing to bring to your attention the case of human rights defender Joaquín Elo Ayeto, a member of Somos+ Platform and the political opposition party Convergence for Social Democracy (CPDS). He was arrested on 25 February 2019 at his house in Malabo and accused of having information on a plot to kill the president. He is detained in Black Beach Prison.
According to reliable reports received by Amnesty International, Joaquín Elo Ayeto has been transferred to an incommunicado cell of the prison.
Information received indicates that he is not allowed to go to any recreational areas of the prison with the fellow inmates or to talk to them. There are also important concerns for the potentially poor hygiene conditions in his cell.
I am extremely concerned for Joaquín’s situation. Joaquín has been arbitrarily detained. He was tried for defamation and threats against the President on 21 November 2019 and almost two months later he is still waiting for the sentence to be read. According to his defense, during the trial, the prosecutor was not able to prove any of the charges against him. I urge you to immediately and unconditionally release Joaquín Elo Ayeto.
The circumstances of his arrest and development around his trial indicate that he is detained solely for the peaceful exercise of his human rights. Pending Joaquín Elo Ayeto’s release, I urge you to make sure that all measures are taken to ensure that he is granted access to his family and lawyers and is provided with adequate medical treatment.