Equatorial Guinea Calls Report ‘Blackmail’

July 10th, 2009

New York Times

In response to a recent report from Human Rights Watch highlighting widespread corruption in the oil-rich nation of Equatorial Guinea, the country’s government has lashed back, calling such accusations by human rights groups “blackmail.”

It issued the statement, signed by Miguel Oyono, head of the information office at the presidential office, in Spanish to EFE, the Spanish news agency. The statement was also posted on the Web site of the country’s embassy in Britain, but it now seems to have been removed.

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