AUTHORITIES OF EQUATORIAL GUINEA CAN EXECUTE ARMENIAN CITIZENS
YEREVAN, MARCH 18. ARMINFO. The authorities of Equatorial Guinea can pass a
death sentence on the 17 detained foreigners by charging them with
participating in a conspiracy aimed at assassination of the country’s
President. Among the detainees are six Armenian citizens.
The BBc News reports that the citizens of Angola, South African
Republic, Germany, Kazakhstan and Armenia have been charged with
unlawful purchase of arms and violation of the immigration laws in
The authorities of Equatorial Guinea call the detainees “mercenaries”
and claim that they intended to stage a coup in the country, in
cooperation with an identical group that was simultaneously detained
in Zimbabwe. A Government official stated that the 17 foreigners can
be sentenced to death. The detainees deny all charges as trumped up.
The RA Foreign Office reports that it is taking diplomatic steps to
help the Armenian citizens. The RA Foreign Office applied to the third
countries for assistance in this matter.