The Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE) has issued this manifesto of condemnation against the trial brought about by Transparency France and the French Courts against the Vice-President of the Republic. The entire contents of the manifesto are published below, and versions in Spanish and French are also attached.
“MANIFESTO OF CONDEMNATION
Manifesto of Condemnation and Rejection from the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (PDGE) regarding the illegitimate arbitrary judicial process fostered and brought about by Transparency France and the French Courts against the Vice-President of the PDGE and of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, His Excellency Mr Teodoro NGUEMA OBIANG MANGUE
We, Militants and Leaders of all Central, Peripheral and Grassroots bodies, Cells Overseas, Specialist Women’s Structures, the ASHO Youth Federation, the Antorcha Group, the Worker’s Organisation and sympathisers of the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea…
Profoundly indignant as a result of the masquerade of this illegitimate and arbitrary criminal judicial process, fostered and brought about by Transparency France and the French Courts against the Vice-President of the PDGE and of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, His Excellency Mr Teodoro NGUEMA OBIANG MANGUE; a deed that we describe as a direct and head-on attack and threat against international law, the sovereignty of the Institutions of State of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, and the freedom and dignity of the Equatoguinean People..
Considering that, following a tireless fight for more than two centuries against the occupation, the domination, the abominable oppression and the ruthless exploitation of its immense natural resources in detriment to the people themselves, Equatorial Guinea freed itself from the colonial yoke and gained national independence on 12th October 2968, assuming the full rights and attributed inherent as a Sovereign State within the international community, and some days later acquiring full membership of the UN, in virtue of the provisions of the Charter of this World Organisation
Considering that, in accordance with the guiding principles of International Law, the United Nations Charter, the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations, and other international instruments of which it forms a part; the Republic of Equatorial Guinea has the right and the duty to demand, as it in fact does through this Manifesto, respect for those attributes it possesses as an independent sovereign State, together with the right to oppose, reject and energetically condemn any act that in international relations supposes a flagrant violation of the principle of sovereign equality between States, non-interference in the internal affairs which are the exclusive domain of the Equatoguinean State, and all those acts which threaten or attack the Legitimate Institutions of the Country and the personal inviolability of its Leaders, promoted from both outside and inside Equatorial Guinea
Taking into account that the organisation Transparency France and the French Courts lack any competence to prosecute the Vice-President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea through criminal judicial process, and to interfere in the internal affairs of Equatorial Guinea…….
Considering that the International Court of Justice is the institution created by United Nations Charter with the competence to settle and resolve conflicts arising in relations between States
Resulting in the fact that Transparency France and the French Courts do not have the competence to hear a case raised to the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice, and thus they should leave the Vice-President of the PDGE and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea alone, and immediately abandon their premeditated and fraudulent outrage regarding the interests and economic resources owned by the Equatoguinean State.
Considering also that, for more than a decade following the Country’s accession to national independence, Equatorial Guinea was the victim of a bloody dictatorship and oppression, characterised by the total physical and moral destruction of the Country, and that during this period, the then oppressed Equatoguinean People witnessed the abandonment, neglect, alienation, lack of humanitarian aid, and the inexplicable indifference which it faced from the International Community, until the conquest and recovery of its true liberty and the dignity of the People on 3rd August 1979, through the heroic action of the Freedom Coup, which revealed and showed the degree of cynicism and naivety of those who today pretend to proclaim fictitious solidarity and interest in the People of Equatorial Guinea..
Considering that, with the experience gained since then, and the deeds of its own history, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and its People are in no way willing to tolerate foreign subjugation, tutelage or interventionism, and its relations of friendship and collaboration with other Countries must be governed by the principles previously outlined and the need to preserve peace, world stability, and the promotion of a true solidarity and harmonious living between nations based on equality and mutually beneficial cooperation
Taking into account equally that apart from the noble ideal and the principles of justice based on equality, legitimate rights and equity advocated by the United Nations Charter, for the sake of peace and stability in the world, lamentably interventionism and the misnamed “international justice” is being converted into a perverse instrument and a scourge with which the forces of neo-colonialism, international pressure groups and the external and internal allies in their service, such as Transparency France, Sherpa and their allies, are attempting to put into practice their perverse and diabolical conspiracies and strategies to establish through the force of their consummate actions and manipulation, an new world order dedicated to the exploitation of economic resources, and the subjugation of countries that, like Equatorial Guinea, firmly oppose the implementation of this new modern colonialism and slavery in various parts of the world.
Fully convinced that the judicial process brought about by Transparency France and the French Courts, and their external and internal allies against the Vice-President of the PDGE and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, His Excellency Mr Teodoro NGUEMA OBIANG MANGUE, in addition to being unfair, illegitimate, and a parody of justice, is and forms part of the strategy of harassment and demolition, and a long line of conspiracies and violations of International Law, with the clear, premeditated aim of attacking the sovereignty, the stability, the Institutions, and the Leaders of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, for the undeclared interests of neo-colonialism
As a consequence, and as a result of all of the above:
1. We condemn and energetically reject this masquerade of justice against the sovereignty and Institutions of the State and Leaders of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, and its intellectual and material authors
2. We condemn Transparency France, the French Courts and their allies specifically, and we demand that they abandon once and for all their habitual familiar manoeuvres and conspiracies against the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and other African States, and that France concerns itself with matters concerning its own Country.
3. We reaffirm our total support and unconditional solidarity with the person and Authority of His Excellency Mr Teodoro NGUEMA OBIANG MANGUE, Vice-President of the PDGE and of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, and we demand the restoration of his personal honour and dignity.
4. We solemnly declare that this masquerade of a judicial process is declared null and void by the Republic of Equatorial Guinea….
5. We reaffirm, once again, our solid intention and determination to fight for, defend, protect and safeguard for the present and future generations of our country the consideration and legitimate rights of Equatorial Guinea as a sovereign independent State, and demand the respect and recognition that the Legitimate Institutions of the Nation deserve in virtue of Basic Law and other National Legal Regulations whenever they are threatened.
6. We put out, finally, a solemn and rousing call to all friendly Countries, organisations, media organisations and the individual and collective will of those who love justice and peace throughout the world, so that they may deign to take action and join the condemnation and rejection of this parody of justice against the sovereignty of Equatorial Guinea…..
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea