Cameroon: Lapiro appears at the Supreme Court

24 March 2011

  On Thursday 17 March 2011, just three weeks before the musician’s planned release from prison, Lapiro’s case was called to the Cameroon Supreme Court for what appeared to be superflous technicalities. Lapiro wtih his lawyers in front of the Supreme Court in Yaounde By Jen Bell The appearance at …

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Cameroon: Musicians are silent after Lapiro’s imprisonment

20 October 2010

The fact that Lapiro is in prison for his music has discouraged other artists in the country to create any kind of innovative projects or critical song lyrics, writes a reporter from Cameroon about the ‘delicate situation’ in the country’s music industry “The situation of music in Camerooon is not …

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Cameroon: Lapiro fires back at Minister of Communication

30 August 2010

Lapiro de Mbanga, imprisoned since 2008 retaliates at Minister of Communication Issa Bakary Tchiroma, who on 30 July 2010 announced that Cameroon did not host any political prisoners. Lapiro responded swiftly to remind the Minister that he has been detained for his opinions since 2008. The imprisoned singer has now also …

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Cameroon: International Pen and Freemuse in joint appeal for Lapiro

30 June 2010

African Human Rights organisations and monitoring systems are urged to act on behalf of singer Lapiro de Mbanga. In a joint appeal letter International Pen and Freemuse ask for assistance in ensuring that Cameroon act in a manner consistent with its own legal obligations and those of international law and …

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Cameroon/Denmark: Danish minister drawn into Lapiro de Mbanga’s case

22 June 2010

Danish opposition parties demands investigation of financial support to co-owned Maersk company which has been accused of inhuman working conditions and co-responsibility for the imprisonment of popular singer Lapiro de Mbanga Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Søren Pind has been asked to report to the Danish Parliament on the loans …

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Cameroun: Stolthed over “løver” – angst for sangers ord

16 June 2010

Mens Cameroun hylder sine fodboldspillere, sidder landets mest kendte sanger i  fængsel. Hvordan ville verden reagere, hvis Samuel Eto’o sad i fængsel? Af Freemuse Cameroun er med rette stolt af sine ”løver”, og landets præsident Paul Biya har al mulig grund til at være glad for, at verden retter opmærksomheden …

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