CSOs in Cameroon Demand an End to Attacks Against Human Rights Defenders and Journalists

President of Cameroon, Paul Biya

Since 2014, Cameroon has experienced an unprecedented security and social crisis, with the Islamist sect Boko Haram, incursions by Central African rebels and the so-called Anglophone crisis in the North-West and South-West regions.

Many human rights defenders and journalists have been caught in the middle of this crisis and have faced arrests, threats and media shut downs.

In a declaration, a group of civil society activities have called on the government to among other things ensure the protection and security of human rights defenders by adopting a law on “protection and security of defenders and journalists.”

Kindly click here to read the full Declaration.