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Cameroon: Enoh Meyomesse thanks PEN

This week, PEN colleagues from around the world are in Quebec for the 81st PEN International Congress. Today, an email from the writer Enoh Meyomesse, the focus of a major English PEN campaign, was read to delegates: I want to tell you all that I’m immensely grateful for all you did for me. I received

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Cameroon: Enoh Meyomesse released from prison

On 27 April 2015, writer and activist Enoh Meyomesse was finally released from Kondengui Prison in Yaoundé, after almost three and a half years. He has since sent the following message to PEN: je n’ai pas de mots suffisamment forts pour vous remercier pour toute l’aide que vous n’avez cessé de m’apporter depuis trois ans,

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Cameroon: Enoh Meyomesse hearing postponed to 30 March

  On Thursday 19 March 2015, in accordance with statements made by Judge Gilbert Chilick and the president of the military criminal chamber of the Centre’s Court of Appeal, my trial was finally due to commence.  On the Wednesday evening, however, we were startled to learn, from the prosecutor, that the judge would not be

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Cameroon: Enoh Meyomesse demands justice

Nearly two years have passed since imprisoned poet Enoh Meyomesse’s lawyers first succeeded in having his case referred to a civil court for appeal in April 2013. His hearings have now been postponed at least 21 times, due to various legal technicalities. In a powerful open letter, Enoh Meyomesse has urged President Paul Biya to intervene

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Cameroon: Enoh Meyomesse’s open letter to President Biya

To the President of the Republic: A few years ago, during a year-end speech to Cameroon, you reflected on justice in Cameroon and denounced corruption. Countless citizens applauded, delighted to discover that you were aware of the indiscretions of our judges. However, we expected that this would be followed by mass arrests… and we continue

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