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Two journalists arbitrarily detained following interview with fired judge

Melanio Nkogo and Ruben Bacale from Equatorial Guinea’s only privately-owned TV channel, were arbitrarily detained, after interviewing a recently-fired judge.

President of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo attends the 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and the Government of the African Union in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, 30 January 2017, REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Equatorial Guinea: Cartoonist Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé detained without charge

Cartoonist Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé’s drawings and his blog feature critical commentary on President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and the Equatoguinean government, and have been blocked by authorities.

Alfredo Okenve was a speaker at the International Anti-Corruption Conference held in Panamá in December 2016, Human Rights Watch

Activists Enrique Asumu & Alfredo Okenve detained in Equatorial Guinea

The police detained activists Enrique Asumu and Alfredo Okenve on April 17, 2017, and have exceeded the 72-hour period that Equatorial Guinean law permits them to detain a person without charge.