Almost three months ago, graphic novelist and political cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé was arrested in his native country of Equatorial Guinea. Although the arrest was almost certainly in retaliation for his work critical of dictator Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, he still has yet to be charged with any crime.
In observance of International Human Rights Day on Sunday, Dec. 10, Nicaraguan cartoonist Pedro X. Molina created a one-shot webcomic telling Ebalé’s story in both Spanish and English. Molina has graciously given us permission to post both versions here, so read on and then spread the word about the illegal detention of Ramón Esono Ebalé!
Read our previous coverage of Ramón Esono Ebalé here:
- Political Cartoonist Held Without Charge in Equatorial Guinea
- Graphic Novelist Still Held Without Charge in Equatorial Guinea
- Coalition Comes to Defense of Imprisoned Cartoonist
- Lawyers Ask UN to Help Cartoonist Detained in Equatorial Guinea
- Ramón Esono Ebalé Wins Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award
Contributing Editor Maren Williams is a reference librarian who enjoys free speech and rescue dogs.