Cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé is Free

The Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI) is reporting that jailed cartoonist Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé (aka Jamón y Queso) has been released from prison in Equatorial Guinea and is now safe and free in Spain.

From their site:

Esono Ebalé, a prominent artist and cartoonist often critical of the government, who traveled to Equatorial Guinea to request a passport, was arrested on September 16, 2017 in Malabo, the capital, and charged almost three months later with counterfeiting around US$1,800 worth of the local currency. The line of questioning during the interrogation and a lack of evidence raised serious concerns that the allegations were politically motivated. These concerns were bolstered during the trial, when the government’s sole witness admitted on the stand that he was just following his bosses’ orders.

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