Cameroon’s authorities has lashed out towards worldwide media protection of the homicide of a radio journalist final month in a case that has acquired the eye of a lot of the nation.
Authorities spokesman Rene Emmanuel Sadi stated Arsène Salomon Mbani Zogo’s killing is now getting used as a pretext to place the state of Cameroon itself on trial – and he named each the French newspaper Le Monde and Reporters With out Borders (RSF) because the prime culprits.
It was the federal government’s first public touch upon the case in additional than three weeks.
Zogo was kidnapped on January seventeenth by unidentified assailants at a police publish within the suburbs of the capital Yaoundé.
5 days later he was discovered lifeless, his physique clearly displaying the indicators of bodily assault.
Then two weeks later in Yaoundé an influential businessman known as Jean-Pierre Amougou Belinga was arrested on suspicion of involvement within the homicide.
He had shut hyperlinks to a number of ministers and senior authorities officers.
RSF, which defends the rights of journalists, reported that “the web is closing on Minister Laurent Esso, one of many pillars of the Cameroonian authorities.” Esso is the Justice Minister and has been in Paul Biya’s authorities because the 1996.
Zogo managed the non-public radio station Amplitude FM and was the star host of one among its programmes, Embouteillage.
In it he often criticised the rampant corruption in a rustic that has endured the repressive rule of only one president for over forty years – Paul Biya. He’s now 90 years outdated, which makes him the oldest president on the planet.
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