Deny Teodoro Nguema Obiang Diplomatic Immunity
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Deny Teodoro Nguema Obiang Diplomatic Immunity

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On October 13, 2011, Teodoro Nguema Obiang, the son of the President of Equatorial Guinea, was appointed to serve as Equatorial Guinea’s Deputy Permanent Delegate to UNESCO.

The same Mr. Obiang, also known as Teodorin, is currently under investigation in the "biens mal acquis" case, a judicial inquiry into alleged corruption and money laundering in France by several African ruling families.

He was appointed to the position at UNESCO just two weeks after police seized some 15 luxury cars he owned in connection with the investigation. His appointment may confer diplomatic immunity and impede the progress of the investigation. This raises serious questions about the government of Equatorial Guinea’s motives for nominating him.

This small West-Central African petro-state has the highest per capita income in Africa, comparable to that of Spain, yet the majority of the population has no access to drinking water or electricity, let alone education and health care. Meanwhile, the ruling class, especially Teodorin, lead lives of outrageous luxury.

It is unacceptable that an international organization like UNESCO should be exploited to obstruct justice. The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs has the power to oppose Teodorin Nguema Obiang’s appointment.

Help allow judges to continue their investigation into the ill-gotten gains of Teodorín without obstacles: sign the petition!

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    3. US Justice Department files amended complaint to seize Teodorin's assets

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      On June 12, the U.S. Department of Justice filed an amended forfeiture complaint against assets worth more than $70 million belonging to the oldest son of President Obiang, Teodoro "Teodorín" Nguema Obiang, that the Justice Department alleges were purchased with the proceeds of corruption and money laundering. Among the goods sought by the Justice Department are a $30 million mansion in Malibu, a $38.5 million Gulfstream Jet, and a Ferrari. A judge dismissed an earlier complaint on the grounds that it did not provide enough supporting evidence of fraud. The amended complaint provides details of the alleged schemes Teodorín used to defraud U.S. banks and extort money using his position as Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.

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    5. Sixteen Organizations Send Open Letter to French Foreign Ministry

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      Sixteen human rights and anti-corruption organizations, including a coalition representing 314 civil society organizations from 99 countries, sent an open letter to the French Foreign Ministry on May 9 expressing concern regarding the appointment of Teodoro Nguema Obiang to a post at UNESCO and asking the Foreign Ministry to deny him diplomatic immunity.

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    • Mitchell Ahrens MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      • больше 1 года назад

      Justice must not depend on political power or position! This man like any other must be brought to justice for his crimes against his people.

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    • Abraha Habtom KHARTOUM, SUDAN
      • больше 1 года назад

      I am againest of any corrupted governments and their opportunists !

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    • Jaime Ndong BATA, EQUATORIAL GUINEA
      • больше 1 года назад

      The situation in Equatorial Guinea is unbearable.

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    • Lancina Traore BRONX, NY
      • почти 2 лет назад

      Tired of all this corruption Happening in almost all african Countries.

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