The Ambazonian struggle has for many years relied on the rigorous reporting and action of Amnesty International, widely recognized as the foremost guardian of human rights guardian worldwide. Yet, the Ambazonia Prisoners of Conscience Support Network and its undersigned allies are deeply troubled by the contents of the recently released Amnesty International report “A TURN FOR THE WORSE: VIOLENCE AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN ANGLOPHONE CAMEROON,” as well as comments made and actions taken by its spokesperson, Illaria Allegrozzi. We are writing this letter to delineate these concerns, and the historical-political context of neocolonial patterns within which they are relevant. In doing this we hope to create a context for sincere dialogue with committed Amnesty staff and supporters on these matters.

Below is a primer on the Crisis in Ambazonia, written from behind bars by Penn Terence Khan.

A teacher by profession and law student at the time of his arrest in January 2017, Penn Terence has been an advocate for the integrity of the indigenous educational system in the occupied territory of Ambazonia. Prior to his arrest, Penn Terence served as the vice-principal of the Cameroon College of Arts Science and Technology (CCAST) Bambili, a college known for its academic excellence.

It has been 150 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 at the Nera Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria. It is time to bring them home, and we need your help! Join the campaign to Free Julius AyukTabe and All Ambazonian Prisoners of Conscience! |

UPDATE: Our efforts are working! Mr. AyukTabe has now been granted access to a lawyer. We will continue to press forward until he and all Ambazonian Prisoners of Conscience receive their well-deserved freedom!

In the attached letter, Asah Patrick and Tanwum Kechawah pen their rejection of the premise and legality of being tried by the Cameroon Military tribunal seeing they are civilians. They equally declared their intention to not voluntarily participate in the court proceedings anymore, as part of an ongoing civil disobedience action by Ambazonian political prisoners in Kondengui.

(Image of Mancho in chains behind bars by KKongson)

The Cameroon military tribunal in Yaounde continued its legal charade on May 25, 2018,
with the sentenced of the following ambazonian activists arrested in Bamenda in connection with the fall 2016 general strike. The protests leading to the general strike were against attempts by the Cameroon regime to replace the Ambazonian common law based judicial system with what amounts to the French colonial court system.


A sketch by Swiss Based Ambazonian Artist Pascal Kongson of the Vice Principal of Cameroon College of Arts Science and Technology (CCAST) Bambili, Ambazonia, and political prisoner, Penn Terence

The ongoing show trial of peaceful protesters from the 2016 general strike against efforts by Cameroon to institute the French colonial legal system in Ambazonia hit a snag at the sentencing of law student, Ambazonia Parents Teachers Union CAPTAC activist, and Vice Principal of the acclaimed Cameroon College of Arts Science and Technology (CCAST) Bambili, Penn Terence Khan.

Press Statement, 27 March 2018

We support without reservation Penn Terence Khan and the other Ambazonian Prisoners of Conscience held at the Kondengui High-Security Prison protesting their unfair trial by the Cameroon Military Tribunal in Yaounde, and we call on others to stand by him as well.

Teacher and activist Penn Terence Khan and others refuse to voluntarily go to court for further proceedings in the on going military trial against them by the French neo-colonial regime in Cameroon, in civil disobedience for the travesty of justice visited upon them thus far, and they need your support!

APOCS Network Mission & Background

The Ambazonian Prisoners of Conscience Support Network (APoCsnet) is a network built around supporting Ambazonian Human Rights Defenders in the prisoners and secret detention centers of the French Neocolonial regime in Cameroon. APoCsnet works to maintain communication with our imprisoned comrades, to support their physical and emotional well-being, to gather and disseminate information that is relevant to their struggle, and to organize solidarity actions in consultation with their needs and campaigns.