Malabo, Equatorial Guinea — Authorities in Equatorial Guinea are detaining 135 members of the opposition at a jail in the south of the country, their lawyer said on Wednesday. "One hundred and thirty five opposition activists, who are members of the Citizens for Innovation (CI) party, are concerned," the attorney, Fabián Nsue Nguema, told AFP. "They are in prison in Evinayong. The charges against them will be made public at their trial." The detentions came on the heels of general elections on November 12, in which the ruling party gained 99 out of the 100 seats in the legislature. The arrests are linked to scuffles between party members and police on November 5 at a banned rally in Aconibe, the birthplace of CI leader Gabriel Nse Obiang Obono, concurring sources said. Three police were hurt and their weapons — three AK-47 assault rifles and a pistol — were seized, the sources said. The CI, for its part, says more than 200 members have been held without explanation, mainly in the ca...

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