Cameroon - Alerts
A judge ordered that Enoh Meyomesse be held in prison for six more months while prosecutors search for evidence against him.
Despite facing no charges, Enoh Meyomesse is still being held in the overcrowded Kondengui Central Prison in Yaoundé.
A workshop held by SID'ADO, a registered civic organisation, focusing on human rights and sexual orientation was interrupted by demonstrators who declared that homosexuality is illegal in Cameroon and that the meeting would not take place.
There have been worrying allegations that the evidence against Enoh Meyomesse is fabricated.
There are allegations that the charges of "attempting a coup," "possessing a firearm," and "aggravated theft" faced by Enoh Meyomesse are based on fabricated evidence.
Authorities pressed François Fogno Fotso to reveal the sources for a story, published in August 2010, detailing alleged corruption by a tax official.
The arrest, conviction, and sentencing of Roger Jean-Claude Mbede to three years in prison for being homosexual is a gross violation of Mbede's rights to freedom of expression and equality guaranteed by the Cameroonian constitution, Human Rights Watch said.
Bertrand Teyou was accused of 'insulting' President Paul Biya's wife in his 2010 book "The Belle of the Banana Republic".
Lapiro de Mbanga was freed on completion of a three-year prison sentence for allegedly instigating anti-government riots.
Lamissia Adoularc was detained for inquiring about the arrests of two employees of a state-run palm oil company.
"Paroles" editor Jean-Marie Tchatchouang was convicted of defamation, and given a six-month suspended prison sentence and a fine.
Bertrand Teyou has been detained since November 2010 for "insulting" President Biya's wife in a book published in 2010 and for attempting to hold a public reading of the offending text.
The charges against Jean-Marie Tchatchouang are based on a complaint by the CEO of Douala's main bus company following allegations that he and his wife had embezzled public subsidies and employed abusive labour practices.
RSF is having difficulty establishing whether Cameroonian mobile phone operator MTN's Twitter via SMS service has finally been restored after being blocked for about 10 days.
The arrests of eight political and civil society activists were triggered by calls for demonstrations on the anniversary of riots that took place in February 2008.
Raphaël Nkamtchuen is free pending trial but he told CPJ he has gone into hiding after receiving threatening phone calls.
Security forces detained a journalist after he interviewed a jailed former official and seized footage from reporters covering the brutal repression of a banned opposition march.
President Paul Biya ordered the release of Robert Mintya and Serge Sabouang.
Bibi Ngota died "as a result of infections linked to HIV, in a context in which his immune system completely collapsed," the report indicated.
Imprisoned editor Robert Mintya was taken to a hospital more than two weeks after being seriously injured by a fellow inmate.