RSF calls for release of two Cameroonian reporters

Image result for RSF calls for release of two Cameroonian reportersReporters Without Borders (RSF) have called for the immediate and unconditional release of two newspaper reporters who were arrested while covering a meeting of members of Cameroon’s opposition at a home in Douala, on January 28.

Théodore Tchopa and David Eyengue, were arrested at a meeting in the home of a close supporter of Maurice Kamto, runner-up to President Paul Biya in last October’s election, in which Biya won a seventh term.

The police also arrested Kamto and several of his supporters during their raid on the home.

The SNJC said the two journalists were at the meeting as reporters and that the police had “confused” them with the opposition leaders and supporters they arrested.

Cameroon is ranked 129th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index.

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