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Cameroon: Writer’s detention extended by six months

5 July 2012

International PEN’s Writers in Prison Committee reports to have seen documentation showing that the jailed Cameroonian writer Enoh Meyomesse will continue to be detained at Kondengui Central Prison in Yaoundé until the 30 December 2012, despite facing no charges.  This means that the writer will have spent 13 months in prison …

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FN opfordrer Camerouns regering til at udbetale erstatning til Lapiro

17 February 2012

Story from AllAfrica FN opfordrer Camerouns regering til at udbetale erstatning til den kendte sanger Lapiro de Mbanga, der skrev en ops   Kenya: Are musicians composing “dirty” songs just to please listeners? Editorial from The Nation (Nairobi), 12 November 2004, by Philip Mwaniki That Kenyan music has grown tremendously …

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Press release: UN expert group: “Cameroon should compensate Lapiro”

16 February 2012

 One song. Three years imprisonment. The singer Lapiro de Mbanga’s rights were violated by the Cameroonian Government, concluded an expert group of the United Nations. The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has issued a legal opinion declaring that the detention of Lapiro de Mbanga, one of Cameroon’s most …

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Cameroon: BBC radio interview with singer Joe la Conscience

17 August 2011

“I am the most banned artist in Cameroon today. The radios are afraid to play my music,” reggae artist Joe la Conscience told BBC in August 2011. “I has been arrested 15 times,” he told BBC Network Africa’s Randy Joe Sa’ah who took a bus trip with him from Douala …

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Cameroon: Lapiro back in court

20 June 2011

  Singer Lapiro de Mbanga has filed a case against the Chief Medical Officer of the Douala Central Prison for having denied him access to medical attention while in prison Bisong Etahoben reported from Douala on 18 June 2011 that when the matter came up at the Douala magistrate’s court …

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Cameroon: First video interview after Lapiro’s release from prison

8 May 2011

Singer Lapiro de Mbanga was interviewed on 8 May 2011 — his first video interview since he was released from prison in Douala on 8 April after three years imprisonment. Interview by Freemuse Programme Manager Ole Reitov          Cameroon     Interview article in French Cameroon-info.net – 24 June 2011: MBANGA: “Si Fru …

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Cameroon: Freemuse visits Lapiro in prison

9 April 2011

After years of international campaigning, Freemuse finally managed to have a personal meeting with the musician Lapiro de Mbanga who has been imprisoned in Cameroon since 2008. Freemuse Programme Officer Martin Buch Larsen recounts that it was an intimidating affair to walk the prison yard of New Bell Prison in Doula and …

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Cameroun: Sangeren Lapiro de Mbanga l

8 April 2011

Sangeren Lapiro de Mbanga blev l Presseomtale i Denmark avisen.dk/sangstjerne-parat-til-at-doe-for-frihed www.u-landsnyt.dk/nyhed/11-04-11/kendt-afrikansk-sanger-l-sladt   Presseomtale i Sverige sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=1012&artikel=4449241 contentisking.squarespace.com/blogg/2011/4/8/det-fria-ordet-i-noter www.kulturskaparna.com/i-shall-close-my-dirty-mouth-only-after-death    

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Cameroon: Singer Lapiro de Mbanga released from prison

8 April 2011

Singer Lapiro de Mbanga was released from New Bell Prison in Douala on Friday 8 April 2011 at 2 pm after three years imprisonment under harsh conditions. The release was not expected before Saturday morning, but as Freemuse called the singer on Friday afternoon to hear about his expectations he …

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