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Joaquín Elo Ayeto continues to be detained in Black Beach Prison, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The human rights defender has been detained since 25 February 2019, when he was arrested in his home in Malabo. Joaquín was tried for defamation and threats against the president on 21 November 2019. Almost two months later, the sentence has not yet been read. According to his defence, during the trial the prosecutor was not able to prove any of the charges against him.
On 2 January 2020, without any official notification or apparent cause, Joaquín was transferred to an incommunicado cell of the prison. Information received by Amnesty International indicates that he is not allowed to go to any recreational areas of the prison with the fellow inmates or to talk to them. There are also important concerns for the potentially poor hygiene conditions in his cell.