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Equatorial Guinea: Information on José Luis Jones who was Secretary General of the Progress Party of Equatorial Guinea or (Partido del Progreso de Guinea Equatorial) (PPGE) also known as the People's Party (PP), reports of the date and place of his death, and whether he was active in the PP during 1990 in Spain

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 June 1998
Citation / Document Symbol GNQ29491.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Equatorial Guinea: Information on José Luis Jones who was Secretary General of the Progress Party of Equatorial Guinea or (Partido del Progreso de Guinea Equatorial) (PPGE) also known as the People's Party (PP), reports of the date and place of his death, and whether he was active in the PP during 1990 in Spain, 1 June 1998, GNQ29491.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6acd870.html [accessed 31 October 2014]
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Several sources state that José Luis Jones was the Secretary General of the Partido del Progresso de Guinea Equatorial (PPGE), a political opposition party formed in Spain in 1983 by Severo Moto Nsa (Political Handbook of the World: 1997 1997, 257; Political Parties of Africa and the Middleast 1993, 90; Revolutionary and Dissident Movements 1991, 83).

José Luis Jones, and Severo Moto returned to Equatorial Guinea in 1988. José Luis Jones was imprisoned in 1988 but he was released in 1989 after a presidential pardon and he returned to Spain (Political Handbook of the World: 1997 1997, 257), where, according to a researcher on Equatorial Guinea at Amnesty International in London, he died  "of natural causes three or four years ago" (3 June 1998).

Reports on the date and location of his death, and whether he continued to be actively involved in the party during 1990 could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.  However, the researcher at Amnesty International stated that by 1994 José Luis Jones had ceased to be secretary seneral of the  PPGE.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.

Reference

Amnesty International. 3 June 1998. Telephone interview with researcher for Equatorial Guinea.

Political Handbook of the World 1997. 1997. Edited by Arthur Banks. Binghamton, NY: CSA Publications.

Political Parties of Africa and the Middle East. 1993. Edited by Roger East and Tanya Joseph. The High, Harlow, Essex: Longman Group UK.

Revolutionary and Dissident Movements: An International Guide. 1991. 3rd. ed. London: Longman Group UK.

Additional Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential [London].  January - January  1994- 1996. Vols. 34-38.

Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Issues. January 1994 - January 1996. Vols. 31-35.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1994-1997. 1995-1998. United States Department of State. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office.

Country File: Equatorial Guinea. 1994 - 1998.

Keesing's Record of World Events. January - December 1996.

Electronic sources: IRB Databases, LEXIS/NEXIS, Internet, REFWORLD, World News Connection (WNC).

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