France behaved in an “arbitrary” and “discriminatory” method within the case of “ill-gotten features”, a diplomatic and authorized arm wrestling between Paris and Malabo, stated a consultant of Equatorial Guinea on Monday 17 February earlier than the Worldwide Courtroom of Justice (ICJ).
“France has subjected my nation to utterly arbitrary and discriminatory therapy and subsequently opposite to worldwide legislation”, affirmed earlier than the Courtroom based mostly in The Hague Carmelo Nvono Nca, member of the delegation of Malabo and ambassador of Equatorial Guinea in Belgium and within the Nederlands.
“It appears that evidently France has been making an attempt to perpetuate assaults towards the dignity of my nation for nearly ten years earlier than the French courts the place our Vice-President and even our Head of State are accused of crimes which, from our standpoint, by no means occurred, ”added Carmelo Nvono Nca.
The ICJ is holding public hearings this week within the so-called “ill-gotten features” case, introduced earlier than the best courtroom within the United Nations after French prosecutions towards the Vice-President of Equatorial Guinea.
Son of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Teodorin Obiang, vice-president accountable particularly for the Protection and Safety of his nation, was sentenced on February 10 by the Paris Courtroom of Enchantment to a few years suspended jail sentence and 30 thousands and thousands of euros in fines and confiscations, for fraudulently increase a substantial heritage in France.
Equatorial Guinea denounces because the starting of the case a violation of the immunity of Teodorin Obiang who, in response to French justice, looted the state coffers earlier than shopping for luxurious properties in the costliest locations of the world .
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Malabo introduced the dispute earlier than the ICJ, which in 2018 declared itself incompetent on this level. Nonetheless, it declared itself competent to rule on the standing as diplomatic premises of the building located at 42 avenue Foch in Paris.
This luxury property with a cinema, spa and gold faucets is claimed to be the Equatorial Guinean embassy in France, which is disputed by Paris.