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Obiang Should Tackle Corruption, Poverty, and Repression in Oil-Rich Equatorial Guinea (Washington, DC, June 15, 2012) – The president of Equatorial Guinea should take concrete steps to respect human rights, address... read more
A new US Department of Justice court filing has made substantial allegations of corruption against Teodorin Obiang, the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea. The document is part of a wider US effort to recover... read more
(Paris, February 27, 2012) – UNESCO’s governing executive board should abolish a prize named after and funded by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea at its upcoming meeting, seven civil society... read more
Today the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) unsealed an asset forfeiture claim against a $30m Malibu house, a $38.5 million Gulfstream jet and other assets owned by the son of the President of Equatorial Guinea, claiming... read more
The decision by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s executive board on October 4, 2011, to defer any action on a highly controversial life sciences prize named after and funded by... read more
An account at Barclays bank was used by Teodorin Obiang, the son of the dictator of Equatorial Guinea, to buy €18m (£16m at current rates) of art from the estate of the late Yves Saint Laurent.  Teodorin earns a... read more
EG Justice, Global Witness and other civil society organizations today credited UNESCO’s Executive Board for soundly rejecting a petition by the government of Equatorial Guinea to reinstate a prize funded by and named... read more
Note: the image attached to this press release shows Roman Abramovich's Pelorus - understood to have been used as a blueprint for the planned Obiang yacht. Global Witness has learned that Teodorin Obiang, the notorious... read more
Today's decision by the UN Education, Science and Culture Organisation (UNESCO) to suspend awarding the "UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences," is a welcome - but long... read more
London, June 15, 2010 - UNESCO's decision today to delay awarding a controversial prize named after and funded by the dictator of Equatorial Guinea is a positive initial step, civil society groups said. The United... read more
The United Nations Convention Against Corruption Civil Society Coalition, composed of almost 200 organizations committed to fighting corruption and promoting human rights worldwide, has written an open letter to the UN... read more
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is set to award a life sciences prize named after and funded by the dictator of Equatorial Guinea, despite pleas from hundreds of outraged... read more
Confidential U.S. government documents uncovered by campaign group Global Witness and reported on in today's New York Times, strongly suggest that Teodorin Obiang, son of the dictator of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea,... read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Lynn Fredriksson at 202/544-0200 Wednesday, August 2, 2006 or Corinna Gilfillan at 202/721-5634... read more
UK Foreign Office Minister Baroness Amos’ current visit to Guinea, Angola and Cameroon, which takes place hot on the heels of last week’s visit by US Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Walter Kansteiner, seems... read more
Obiang Should Tackle Corruption, Poverty, and Repression in Oil-Rich Equatorial Guinea (Washington, DC, June 15, 2012) – The president of Equatorial Guinea should take concrete steps to respect human rights, address... read more
A new US Department of Justice court filing has made substantial allegations of corruption against Teodorin Obiang, the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea. The document is part of a wider US effort to recover... read more
(Paris, February 27, 2012) – UNESCO’s governing executive board should abolish a prize named after and funded by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea at its upcoming meeting, seven civil society... read more
Today the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) unsealed an asset forfeiture claim against a $30m Malibu house, a $38.5 million Gulfstream jet and other assets owned by the son of the President of Equatorial Guinea, claiming... read more
The decision by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s executive board on October 4, 2011, to defer any action on a highly controversial life sciences prize named after and funded by... read more
An account at Barclays bank was used by Teodorin Obiang, the son of the dictator of Equatorial Guinea, to buy €18m (£16m at current rates) of art from the estate of the late Yves Saint Laurent.  Teodorin earns a... read more
EG Justice, Global Witness and other civil society organizations today credited UNESCO’s Executive Board for soundly rejecting a petition by the government of Equatorial Guinea to reinstate a prize funded by and named... read more
Note: the image attached to this press release shows Roman Abramovich's Pelorus - understood to have been used as a blueprint for the planned Obiang yacht. Global Witness has learned that Teodorin Obiang, the notorious... read more
Today's decision by the UN Education, Science and Culture Organisation (UNESCO) to suspend awarding the "UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences," is a welcome - but long... read more
London, June 15, 2010 - UNESCO's decision today to delay awarding a controversial prize named after and funded by the dictator of Equatorial Guinea is a positive initial step, civil society groups said. The United... read more
The United Nations Convention Against Corruption Civil Society Coalition, composed of almost 200 organizations committed to fighting corruption and promoting human rights worldwide, has written an open letter to the UN... read more
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is set to award a life sciences prize named after and funded by the dictator of Equatorial Guinea, despite pleas from hundreds of outraged... read more
Confidential U.S. government documents uncovered by campaign group Global Witness and reported on in today's New York Times, strongly suggest that Teodorin Obiang, son of the dictator of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea,... read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Lynn Fredriksson at 202/544-0200 Wednesday, August 2, 2006 or Corinna Gilfillan at 202/721-5634... read more
UK Foreign Office Minister Baroness Amos’ current visit to Guinea, Angola and Cameroon, which takes place hot on the heels of last week’s visit by US Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Walter Kansteiner, seems... read more
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