Defendants in a mass trial in Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea

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In Equatorial Guinea, the U.S. State Department has found credible reports of “torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment by the government,” “harsh and life-threatening prison conditions,” “political prisoners or detainees,” and “serious problems with the independence of the judiciary.”

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TrialWatch is seeking justice before the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention for individuals convicted in a mass trial that failed to respect “nearly every fair trial right” protected under international law and prior to which a number of the defendants were tortured—a case also cited in the State Department reporting on the country. TrialWatch monitored this trial through its partner, the American Bar Association’s Center for Human Rights.