Report Documents Rights Abuses in Cameroon

A new report from Amnesty International documents a series of cases where Cameroon's government under President Paul Biya has used fear, intimidation and imprisonment to clamp down on political opposition figures, stifle press freedom, and persecute homosexuals.


Cameroon's President Paul Biya addresses the United Nations (file photo).

  • Cameroon:  Cameroonian Writer and Former Presidential Candidate Faces Jail Term

    International Freedom of Expression Exchange Clearing House, 18 December 2012

    Source: Writers in Prison Committee, PEN International read more »

  • Africa:  The IFJ Vigorously Denounces Explosive Device Attack Against a Newspaper and Its Print Premises in Cameroon

    International Federation of Journalists, 26 November 2012

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today vigorously condemned the explosive device attack against a newspaper and a printing industry in the capital city of ... read more »

  • Cameroon:  Gays Harassed, Imprisoned

    UN News Service, 16 November 2012

    The United Nations human rights office today expressed its concern over reports of people in Cameroon being harassed, intimidated, arrested and imprisoned because they were ... read more »

  • Cameroon:  Journalists Arrested for Covering Secessionist Gathering

    International Freedom of Expression Exchange Clearing House, 9 November 2012

    The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Cameroonian officials to drop criminal charges against a journalist arrested last month in the southwestern town of Buea for ... read more »