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.[1][2][3]

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.[4]

Abolition

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.[5][6]

References

  1. ^ "Equatorial Guinea to abolish death penalty – but democratically". Africanews. Retrieved July 24, 2022.
  2. ^ "PRESIDENT OF EQUATORIAL GUINEA, OBIANG NGUEMA MBASOGO, HAS SIGNED THE RESOLUTION 426 WHICH STATES THAT". Hands off Cain. Retrieved July 24, 2022.
  3. ^ "Equatorial Guinea will abolish death penalty after Portuguese pressure". The Portugal News. Retrieved July 24, 2022.
  4. ^ "Death sentences and executions 2021". Amnesty International. Retrieved July 24, 2022.
  5. ^ Libreville, AFP in (2022-09-19). "Equatorial Guinea abolishes death penalty, state television reports". The Guardian. Retrieved 2022-09-20.
  6. ^ "https://twitter.com/teodoro_nguema_/status/1571874084937670659". Twitter. Retrieved 2022-09-20. ((cite web)): External link in |title= (help)