The three Spaniards arrested last August in Sao Tome and Principe, accused of participating in a supposed coup attempt, have been released this morning without charges, reported tonight to EFE the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation (MAEUEC ).
The three Spaniards, identified by the local press as Orlando Perez Lopez, Jose Manuel Lopez Jimenez and Marco Martinez Mendez, had been arrested on August 4 for an alleged terrorist action to subvert the constitutional order in the African country, located in the gulf of Guinea.
"The three Spanish citizens, who have been detained since August 4, will be able to meet their relatives and relatives soon," said the Foreign Ministry statement.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, continues the note, "has closely followed this case from the moment of arrest, providing consular assistance to the detainees themselves and their relatives and relatives, from the Embassy of Spain in Libreville, the General Directorate for Africa and the General Directorate of Spaniards Abroad and of Consular Affairs ".
He adds that "the Government of Spain celebrates the functioning of the system of legal guarantees in Sao Tome and Principe, which has led to this result, and thanks the new Government of the country for its firm commitment to the rule of law and fundamental rights and freedoms" .
"He also appreciates the support provided by the European Union and the Portuguese authorities in the follow-up of this case," concludes the MAEUEC note.