Equatorial Guinea: UN human rights expert to probe exercise of free expression
A United Nations human rights expert on freedom of opinion and expression will leave Sunday for a weeklong visit Equatorial Guinea at the Government’s invitation.
Special Rapporteur Ambeyi Ligabo plans to meet with the country’s authorities, including senior Government officials and magistrates. He will also hold talks with human rights officials and representatives of civil society, the media, and the UN system.
Mr. Ligabo is mandated by the UN Commission on Human Rights to gather information, including through in-country missions, on discrimination, threats or use of violence and harassment directed at anyone seeking to exercise or promote the right to free opinion and expression.