The African Union, through the Human Rights Commissioner Rapporteur and he Special Rapporteur, has sent a note of appreciation to the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea regarding efforts deployed in the matter of the promotion and protection of Human Rights in 2018. We include the full text of the letter.
Through a note sent to the headquarters of Equatorial Guinea in Ethiopia, the Human Rights Commissioner Rapporteur and the Special Rapporteur for Human rights in Africa, Maria Teresa Manuela and Remy Ngoy Lumbu respectively, expressed their appreciation towards the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, for the significant effort deployed in favour of the promotion and protection of Human Rights in Equatorial Guinea, highlighting the general amnesty decreed in 2018 in favour of political prisoners and others imprisoned for other social or political reasons.
The two congratulated the Equatoguinean Head of State for this laudable step towards the promotion and protection of Human Rights in the republic of Equatorial Guinea.
Furthermore, the Commissioner and Special Rapporteur noted with satisfaction that, through these actions and others taken in the country, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has confirmed his commitment to the protection of civil and political rights outlined in the African Charter on Human Rights and other pertinent instruments in Human Rights matters.
The commissioner and Rapporteur once again renewed their trust and expressed their satisfaction regarding the genuine actions taken by the Government of Equatorial Guinea in favour of Human Rights, social justice and the Rule of Law, and declared their complete willingness to continue to work closely with the Government in order to support its activities and guarantee greater effectiveness in this area in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office