Previous Emails have detailed the history of Yves, Anselme & Jean and are available online.
Jean Mathurin Tadjiokeng
Yves Yitgna Njitchoua
We are asking people to Email/fax/phone the Home Office, to protest at the charter flight, which we understand will have on board many more Cameroonian's from the UK and Holland.
You can also download personal model letters for all three, if you wish to support them on a personal basis, see end of message for download link.
What you can do to help:
Email/Fax, Rt. Hon. Alan Johnson MP Secretary of State for the Home Office asking that Yves Yitgna Njitchoua H.O. Ref: Y1068251, Anselme Noumbiwa H.O. Ref: N1126839, H.O. Ref: Jean Mathurin Tadjiokeng T1057687/2, be granted protection in the UK. Attached "model letter" Jean,Yves, AnselmeAJ.doc which you can copy/amend/write your own version (if you do so, please remember to include all names, Home Office reference numbers.
Fax: 020 8760 3132(00 44 20 8760 3132 if you are faxing from outside UK)
"CIT - Treat Official" CITTO@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk>
Cameroon heading to become 'A Failed State'
According to 'The Failed States Index' Cameroon is rapidly heading to become a failed state, in four years 2006 to 2009 it has fallen from 36th to 26th. A failed state is a state, that cannot/will not protect the population from itself or others controlled by the state, army/police/secret agents. Endemic corruption, profiteering by ruling elites, institutionalised political exclusion of significant numbers of the population, progressive deterioration of welfare infrastructure (hospitals, clinics, doctors, nurses) not adequate to meet health, needs, progressive economic decline of the country as a whole as measured by per capita income, debt, severe child mortality rates, poverty levels.
Jailed journalist dies in Cameroon prison
U. S. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Human Rights Report: Cameroon 2009
Human rights abuses included security force torture, beatings, and other abuses, particularly of detainees and prisoners. Prison conditions were harsh and life threatening. Authorities arbitrarily arrested and detained citizens advocating secession, local human rights monitors and activists, persons not carrying government-issued identity cards, and other citizens. There were incidents of prolonged and sometimes incommunicado pretrial detention and infringement on privacy rights. The government restricted freedoms of speech, press, assembly, and association, and harassed journalists. The government also impeded freedom of movement. Other problems included widespread official corruption; societal violence and discrimination against women; female genital mutilation (FGM); trafficking in persons, primarily children; and discrimination against indigenous people, including pygmies, and homosexuals. The government restricted worker rights and the activities of independent labor organizations. Child labor, hereditary servitude, and forced labor, including forced child labor, were problems.
Amnesty report 2009 states: Unlawful killings
The security forces routinely used excessive and unnecessary lethal force and no investigations were carried out into unlawful killings by members of the security forces. In late February, the security forces killed as many as 100 people when repressing violent protests across the country. Some people were apparently shot in the head at point-blank range. On 29 June, dozens of prisoners escaped from New Bell prison in Douala. Fifteen were reportedly shot dead by prison guards and other security forces in the ensuing manhunt. The next day René Mireille Bouyam, who lived beside the prison, was shot and fatally wounded when a prisoner was found hiding in his house. The prisoner was also shot dead.
"Journalists reporting corruption or critical of the government faced arbitrary arrest and politically motivated defamation charges. The security forces used violence, arbitrary arrests and unlawful detentions to prevent opposition political activists from holding meetings. Political opponents of the government were arbitrarily arrested and detained. Those targeted included members of the Social Democratic Front (SDF), the main opposition party, and the Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC). Prisons and other detention centres were habitually overcrowded and unhygienic. Medical care and food were often not provided."
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Jean Mathurin Tadjiokeng
Yves Yitgna Njitchoua
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