By Tom O’Bryan

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has raised eyebrows for his cozy relationship with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. 

But the former CEO of ExxonMobil has also faced criticism for his company’s support for Equatorial Guinea’s authoritarian leader Teodoro Obiang – the world’s longest-serving president, in power since 1979.

Tutu Alicante, the Executive Director of EG Justice, has accused Tillerson and ExxonMobil of funneling money to senior Equatorial Guinea officials. Under Tillerson’s leadership, Alicante alleges, ExxonMobil fueled lavish corruption and human rights violations in the country.

HRPJ interviews Tutu Alicante, discussing Tillerson’s links to Obiang, the staggering inequality between Equatorial Guinea’s haves and have nots, and the prevailing climate of fear in the country.

You can learn more about EG Justice’s work to promote human rights and the rule of law in Equatorial Guinea on their website.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s