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Equatorial Guinea (GNQ): Convencion Liberal Democratica-CLD (Democratic Liberal Convention), including structure and leadership, the name of the founder/leader, the description of the membership card and letterhead and person authorized to sign letter attesting membership, the meaning of "militant" category; whether the organization or militant wing have been involved in violence and treatment of members by government authorities (August 2002)

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 27 August 2002
Citation / Document Symbol GNQ39378.E
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Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Equatorial Guinea (GNQ): Convencion Liberal Democratica-CLD (Democratic Liberal Convention), including structure and leadership, the name of the founder/leader, the description of the membership card and letterhead and person authorized to sign letter attesting membership, the meaning of "militant" category; whether the organization or militant wing have been involved in violence and treatment of members by government authorities (August 2002), 27 August 2002, GNQ39378.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3f7d4d9d11.html [accessed 1 September 2014]
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Current information on the Convencion Liberal Democratica-CLD (Democratic Liberal Convention), including its structure, membership cards, treatment of its members by authorities or whether they are involved in violence could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

A 16 April 2001 report noted that in coalition with the ruling Democratic Party for Equatorial Guinea (PDGE), the CLD has participated in both current and previous governments (Confederacion sindical de Commissine Obrebas (CCOO). The same report added that the CLD president Alfonso Nsue Mokuy acts as the Secretary of State for Information (ibid.).

A 23 May 2002 RSF report referred to Alfonso Nsue Mokuy as vice-minister of information while a 31 August 2000 AFP article referred to him as Secretary of State for information and leader of the CLD, [translation] "a moderate opposition party close to the power."

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. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

References

Agence France Presse (AFP). 31 August 2000. "Un vautour furieux sème la panique dans un batiment officiel." (NEXIS)

Conferation Sindical de Commisiones Obreras (CCOO). 16 April 2001. "Communicados-Miembros-ONG's Y Proyctos: Partidos Politicos Con Implantacion en el Interior de Guinea Ecuatorial." [Accessed 19 Aug. 2002]

Reporters sans frontières (RSF). 23 May 2002. "Nette dégradation de la situation de la liberté de la presse et d'expréssion." [Accessed 27 August 2002]

Additional Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential [London] 2001-2002.

Africa Research Bulletin [London] 2001-2002.

Country Reports 2001. 2002.

Europa 2000-2002.

IRB Database.

LEXIS/NEXIS.

Political Handbook of the World 1999. 1999

Resource Centre country file. Equatorial Guinea.

Websites, including:

Africatime.

Allafrica.

Amnesty International.

HRW.

Liberal International.

MISNA.

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