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Activists press for secession from Cameroon on October 1. (Le Messager)

Journalist faces unlawful assembly charge in Cameroon

New York, November 8, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Cameroonian officials to drop criminal charges against a journalist arrested last month in the southwestern town of Buea for covering a secessionist gathering. The journalist is free on bail but faces a fine and up to six months in jail.

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