We received a letter this
week from Acting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Don Yamamoto in
support of our plea to Cameroonian
President Paul Biya for an investigation into the death of Germain Ngota
Ngota, editor of the Cameroon Express. Ngota did not receive adequate medical
assistance while in government custody and died of illness on April 22, according to
a prison death certificate that his family shared with journalists. Ngota and editors from two other publications were arrested February 25 in connection with their reports on corruption allegations involving a presidential aide. Here is Yamamoto's letter.