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Cameroon: CPJ Wants Immediate and Public Government Account of Samuel Wazizi’s Whereabouts
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Posted on June 4, 2020, 10:21 am
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“Cameroon authorities must immediately disclose the whereabouts and the health and legal status of imprisoned journalist Samuel Wazizi,” the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in a statement on Wednesday June 3rd, 2020.

justice for journalists

The CPJ African Program Coordinator, Angela Quintal in reaction to the situation wrote, “We are extremely disturbed by the recent reports of the journalist’s death in government custody, and demand that authorities immediately and publicly account for his status.”

Arrested and killed journalist Wazizi

She also recalled that “Samuel Wazizi’s friends, family, colleagues and lawyers have unsuccessfully sought answers about his arrest from the Cameroonian government for far too long.”

protection of journalists

So far, the government has maintained silence over the worried family and community of Journalist Wazizi even after CPJ reported to have called and texted representatives of the Ministries of Justice, Communication as well as the Prime Minister’s office.

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