12, February 2019
Human rights activists are calling on the authorities in Cameroon to release a student arrested last week in the country’s Anglophone regions.
Emeline Njongwan had shared a video showing dozens of students being led from hostels to the police station.
The Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa, Felix Agbor Nkongho, condemned the arrest which he said was part of a government strategy to ensure people kept silent about abuses committed by the military in Cameroon.
A secessionist rebellion in the two English speaking regions of the country has displaced hundreds of thousands of people. On Monday, four people died when a hospital was burnt down in the town of Kumba.