Obama’s party asks the Spanish government to break relations with Equatorial Guinea
MADRID, 15 Jan. (.) –
The Equatorial Guinean opponent Julio Obama Mefuman, who has Spanish citizenship, has died in the Oveng Azem prison (Mongomo), in Equatorial Guinea, according to Spanish diplomatic sources confirmed to Europa Press.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation has reported that it is taking the pertinent steps after Obama’s death through the Spanish Embassy in Malabo and the Consulate in Bata.
Obama’s party, the Movement for the Liberation of Equatorial Guinea, has stressed that he has died due to the torture to which he has been subjected and has urged the Spanish government to break relations with the Equatorial Guinean government.
As explained by the party, Obama was one of the four kidnapped by the “regime” of the president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang, on November 15, 2019 in Juba (South Sudan), being transferred “surreptitiously” to Equatorial Guinea and locked in “underground cells and brutally tortured”.
In the foregoing, the movement recounts that the preliminary proceedings were initiated in the Spanish National Court, and the son, Carmelo Ovono Obiang, and two Obiang leaders were accused of the alleged kidnapping and torture of two Spanish citizens integrated into the opposition movement to the political regime of the african country.
In addition, the opposition party has warned in the statement that the return to Equatorial Guinea of the president’s son in “total impunity” would lead to “retaliation” against the militants, Spanish citizens, “having warned all the authorities, judicial and of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, without there having been any pronouncement against the Obiang regime that could anticipate a revenge that would clearly take place,” he stresses.
For all of the above, the political party has “strongly” asked the Spanish Government to proceed “immediately” to break diplomatic relations with Equatorial Guinea and, similarly, to the judicial authorities, to proceed “with all the rigor of the criminal law against the perpetrators”.