Activist and Artivist
|Ramón Esono Ebalé, page from Obi's Nightmare, 2014.|
In the album La Pesadilla de Obi (Obi's Nightmare) from 2014, its artist Ramón Esono Ebalé drew the president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang waking up into the worst of his fears: Having to live a day as a citizen like any other. Water has to be fetched and corruption is everywhere; losing his every battle to make it through the day.
Injustice prevails. Obi does not make it in the story. His eye opener never led to anything, but his attempt to save himself.
Now Obiang and his regime has in turn imprisoned Ramón Esono Ebalé, who had to visit Equatorial Guinea to have his passport renewed. He has been imprisoned close to a fortnight in a prison with a reputation just as he drew it.
We fear of his well-being and there is a petition for #FreeNseRamon