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Cameroon journalists urge investigation after loss of life of colleague

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Journalists in Cameroon gathered on Monday (Jan.23) in Yaoundé to pay respect and demand justice for the killing of their colleague Martinez Zogo, whose was kidnapped final week and whose physique was discovered this weekend close to the capital.

Gathered amongst candles, flowers and banners demanding justice, associates and colleagues stood outdoors the radio station Amplitude FM, the place Martinez Zogo labored.

Journalist Jean Bruno Tagne stated throughout the occasion that he believed the killing was “a message that was despatched to all impartial journalists and to all those that assume that this nation can operate in a different way.”

Tagne added: “Journalists should proceed to do their job. We completely should not cede to worry in order that we do not play into the palms of Martinez’s executioners and in order that he did not die for nothing.”

The mutilated physique of Zogo was discovered on Sunday close to Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon, 5 days after he was kidnapped.

Zogo hosted a preferred each day present on Amplitude FM the place – in keeping with the Committee to Defend Journalists – he not too long ago commented on alleged embezzlement in public-sector procurement that benefitted a distinguished businessman. Zogo served a two-month jail sentence for legal defamation in 2020, the CPJ stated.