Pressure on Cameroon to release activist Patrice Nganang

Dr Patrice Nganang. Pressure is mounting on Cameroonian authorities to set free the author and activist, who was arrested after he published an article critical of the handling of the ongoing socio-political unrest in the English speaking part of the country. PHOTO | NDI EUGENE NDI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Cameroon government spokesperson Issa Tchiroma Bakary told a press conference late on Friday that Dr Nganang was arrested after he uttered a death threat against the Head of State of Cameroon.
  • He said the activist has been allowed to hire a lawyer and the matter is being handled according to the law.
  • Early this month, President Biya declared war on anglophone activists pushing for the independence of the English speaking Northwest and Southwest regions.

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