The Ambazonian Prisoners of Conscience Support Network (APOCS Net) stands with Maurice Kamto and the 203 other French-speaking Camerounians who were unjustly arrested on January 26, 2019, during peaceful protests against the broken democracy in La République du Cameroun.
These individuals were targeted for their political involvement with the Mouvement pour la Renaissance du Cameroun (MRC), which translates to the Cameroun Renaissance Movement.
Starting last Saturday, the wives of the ‘Nera 10” launched a series of decentralized global actions to the mark the 1-year anniversary of their husbands’ illegal kidnapping from the Nera Hotel in Nigeria. They are calling for the immediate release of their husbands and of all Ambazonian prisoners of conscience being held by the Cameroon regime. The activists’ next court date is January 10, 2019. #Justice4NERA10
In the past year, certain prominent NGOs have been peddling the impression that the violence taking place right now in Ambazonia is a conflict between two sparing parties. Invoking the value of political neutrality, they rush to always address what "both sides" are doing in "equal measure."
This is equivalent to narrating the David and Goliath fight as a "fair match".
It has been 250 days since the Nigerian secret service seized Julius AyukTabe, known for his nonviolent leadership of the movement for the rights of the people of Ambazonia (Southern Cameroons), and 11 of his senior aides. Nigeria then forcibly handed them over to Cameroon in violation of non-refoulement, a fundamental principle of international law which forbids a country receiving asylum seekers from returning them to a country in which they would be in likely danger of persecution.
In June 2018, under scrutiny from the international community, the government of Cameroon allowed Julius and his aides to see a lawyer, who then documented the circumstances of their illegal arrest and are now demanding their immediate release based on the writ of habeas corpus. Please tell the Cameroon and Nigerian governments that they must respect human rights and release these imprisoned leaders immediately!
We have succeeded to get 60 names out of more than 500 Ambazonians detained at SED and under serious torture and inhuman treatment, some have been summarily executed while others are dying for lack of basic health attention. Let the world know that we know that our brothers and sisters are there and we need a quick human rights, family and legal counsel access to all those detained at SED.
Below is Penn Terence’s written submission from behind bars via a surrogate who was one of the witnesses at the hearing this afternoon 06.27.2018 of the the US Congress’s Foreign Relations Committee’s SubCommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations.
URGENT!!! A resolution has been submitted to the US House of Representatives that, if passed, would save lives in the targeted communities of Ambazonia in West Africa. House Resolution 718 proposes condemning the actions of the Cameroon regime, including the recent human rights abuses that have gained international media attention. It was submitted in Congress on January 29, 2018, and it must be brought to a vote before the end of this Congressional session if it to count.