CBS News: Equatorial Guinea arrests key opposition member

Fuente: CBS News
(AP)  MALABO, Equatorial Guinea — Authorities have arrested an opposition member who planned to campaign against this month's referendum on a constitutional change that would all but ensure that Africa's longest-serving dictator could extend his rule.

Marcial Abaga Barril, the representative of the main opposition party on the national electoral body, was taken into custody on Nov. 1 allegedly in connection with a murder investigation, according to a statement by New York-based Human Rights Watch. His detention comes days ahead of a Nov. 13 referendum.

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema has ruled this tiny, oil-rich country for 32 years, and the proposed constitutional changes would allow him to run for two more seven-year terms, as well as create the new post of vice president.

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