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Opposition leader released in Equatorial Guinea

Opposition leader released in Equatorial Guinea

Human Rights Watch says an opposition leader arrested earlier this week and held for nearly three days has been released and is on his way to meet his family.
Marcial Abaga Barril, the representative of the main opposition party on Equatorial Guinea's electoral body, was taken into custody on Nov. 1 allegedly in connection with a murder investigation.
In an email to The Associated Press, Human Rights Watch confirmed his release Friday afternoon.
Abaga was taken into custody on the same day he was planning to hold a public event to urge a "no" vote on this month's constitutional referendum. If passed, the referendum would allow the president of this oil-rich nation to serve for another two, seven-year terms.


Updated : 2021-04-18 01:08 GMT+08:00