Trial against Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue restarts

The penultimate day of tug of war in the ongoing judicial process in Paris against the Vice-President of the Republic, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, accused of the crimes of corruption, possessing dishonestly acquired goods, and the misuse of public funds.

The session recommenced on Wednesday 5th July, and was dedicated to hearing testimonies from the prosecution, who asked for a sum of 50,000 Euro for the NGO Transparency International, and 20,000 for each member of CORED (Coalition for the Restoration of a Democratic State in Equatorial Guinea), without specific clarification of the reasons for the payment.

Explanations from the defence lawyer, Sergio Esono Abeso Tomo, indicate that the sentence or final verdict will be put off until the month of September or October.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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