Coordinadora de Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil de Guinea Ecuatorial (OSC-GE)

National NGOs demand the release of Enrique ASUMU and Alfredo OKENVE

 

OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF THE CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS’ PLATFORM OF EQUATORIAL GUINEA

 

Considering the plurality established by the constitution of Equatorial Guinea, which reflects and recognises in its article 13.3 the right of association, as well as the prevailing laws of associations and Non-Governmental Organisations, more than 25 civil society organisations (CSOs) legalised and recognised by the government, were grouped constituting themselves as an associative platform in order to contribute to the implementation of the country's development programs, to better coordinate their actions with the public administration, as well as to promote respect for the Law, Human Rights and fundamental liberties.

Considering that the role of CSOs’ is to accompany the government’s Development, Transparency and good Governance programs; as it is seen and is proven through the participation of CSOs in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative process in Equatorial Guinea (EITI-E.G.).

Considering that the CSOs’ platform faces many difficulties and obstacles that have a negative impact on the need for an enabling environment which guarantees the independence, autonomy and functioning of CSOs in the EITI-EG process.

Considering the environment of harassment and persecution against Civil Society institutions and their social activists, such as the recent arrests of members of the NGO CEID, seriously undermine the credibility of the EITI-EG process, and also challenges the efforts of many patriotic activists committed to the declaration of the Head of State in Washington DC on August 8 2014, on the COMMITMENT to implement the EITI-EG in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

THEREFORE:
FIRST, we express our full solidarity with the social activists arrested on April 17 2017, and we request the support of any person or organisation committed to the values of human rights and fundamental liberties.

SECOND, we express our deep concern for the health of one of the detainees (Enrique ASUMU, President of CEID), as well as for a threat of new arrest of other members of that same NGO or other CSOs.

THIRD, after exceeding the 72 hours detention without charges established by the Law, and until now without any known accusation, nor a recorded registry on the detainees from the prison where they are held; we demand the immediate and unconditional release of Enrique ASUMU and Alfredo OKENVE of CEID, as well as the end of all persecution and harassment against members of CSOs, whose commitment and dedication is to contribute to the development of the population, through devoting their own lives and resources to the cause.

Malabo on 20 April 2017
THE CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS’ PLATFORM OF EQUATORIAL GUINEA

Contact:
Rev. Agustín-Moisés Enguru Alene (Chair of the Platform)
Federation of Evangelical and Pentecostal Churches of Eq. Guinea (FIEPGE)
enguess(@)gmail.com
Telf: +240 222 229133

 

Actividades

ONGs de Guinea Ecuatorial participan en un foro subregional con el FMI

Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil (OSC) de paises de África Central se han reunido por primera vez en la historia con el Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI), en Libreville-Gabón, del 16 al 17 de mayo. El objetivo era conocer y discutir sobre la acción que el organismo internacional está estableciendo con estos paises, especialmente ante la grave crisis economica financiera que atraviesan desde 2014.

Comunicados

ALFREDO OKENVE DEBE SER INMEDIATAMENTE LIBERADO

freeokenveEl vicepresidente de CEID, Alfredo Okenve, sigue en la prisión de Malabo conocida como “Guantánamo”, un lugar famoso por la detención irregular y malos tratos que sufren muchos ciudadanos. Este lugar parece que se ha convertido en otra más de las de las fuentes dudosas de ingresos de aquellos a quienes se les ha confiado su gestión. Los insistentes intentos por parte de los abogados de CEID para que algún juez se interese por el habeas corpus presentado, o para que algún proceso judicial sea iniciado, se han topado con un muro de inacción y de miedo a confrontar al ministro de seguridad nacional. Exigen el pago de un "rescate" de 3000 EUR para su liberación. Y es que “Guantánamo” parece estar en un mundo paralelo, lejos de la acción judicial.

Coordinadora OSC

National NGOs demand the release of Enrique ASUMU and Alfredo OKENVE

 

OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF THE CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS’ PLATFORM OF EQUATORIAL GUINEA

 

Considering the plurality established by the constitution of Equatorial Guinea, which reflects and recognises in its article 13.3 the right of association, as well as the prevailing laws of associations and Non-Governmental Organisations, more than 25 civil society organisations (CSOs) legalised and recognised by the government, were grouped constituting themselves as an associative platform in order to contribute to the implementation of the country's development programs, to better coordinate their actions with the public administration, as well as to promote respect for the Law, Human Rights and fundamental liberties.

Diversos

¡¡Alfredo Okenve Libre!!

LibreEn la tarde del 3 de Mayo el vicepresidente de CEID, Alfredo Okenve, fue puesto en libertad tras más de 16 días de detención ilegal en la comisaría central de Malabo. La liberación se produce tras el pago por parte de sus allegados de un “rescate” a un gobierno que ha usado, a todas luces, técnicas de extorsión para evitar la liberación de Alfredo. Nunca se han presentado cargos ni iniciado procedimiento sancionador alguno. La liberación no ha estado exenta de numerosas barreras administrativas que, cuando no eran inventadas, eran completamente inútiles.

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