As of 19 September 2022, Equatorial Guinea is in the process of abolishing capital punishment as a legal penalty. It last executed someone in 2014. However, the government plans to abolish capital punishment in the near future. Equatorial Guinea is required to have a moratorium on executions in order to become a full member of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries.
There is currently no one on death row in Equatorial Guinea, as of 24 May 2022. There were no death sentences handed down in the country in 2021.
On 19 September 2022, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo signed a new penal code that abolished the death penalty, according to a Tweet sent by Vice President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mangue.
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