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Cameroon: AfriLabs demands release of Rebecca Enonchong

AfriLabs, a pan-African network organisation of 225 Innovation centers across 47 African countries having as Board Chair tech guru Rebecca…

Cameroon: AfriLabs demands release of Rebecca Enonchong

AfriLabs, a pan-African network organisation of 225 Innovation centers across 47 African countries having as Board Chair tech guru Rebecca Enonchong currently detained in Cameroon over accusations of ‘contempt of court’ has requested for her immediate release.

Rebecca Enonchong spent her third night in detention last Thursday at the Douala Gendarmerie Legion after her lawyers failed to secure her release.

Her detention based on a verbal complaint has been described as arbitrary.

Afrilab, a pan-African organisation which she heads has joined the voices of all those who have been asking for her immediate and unconditional release.

 

Read their petition below.

The AfriLabs community is alarmed by the news of our Board Chair, Rebecca Enonchong being held illegally by the Cameroonian Government at the Gendarmerie Legion in Douala. This is a blatant disregard for the rule of law. The information available to us indicates that there was neither an arrest warrant nor charges levelled against her.

We are disappointed with the Cameroonian Government on this development and we strongly ask they #FreeRebecca.

Africa will only be great if we prioritise justice as a people. Rebecca is a valuable member of the innovation community in Africa and constantly lends her voice to support progressive causes on the continent and criticise governments’ bad policies. We refuse to accept this show of unlawfulness by the Cameroonian Government.

The AfriLabs community and partners are calling out to all well-meaning individuals and organisations from everywhere in the world to join their voices in requesting that the Cameroonian Government #FreeRebecca.

Please sign this petition and share it to keep the Cameroonian Government under pressure to do the right thing, which in this case is to #FreeRebecca.

According to social activist Kah Walla, a final decision on her case will be given in the hours ahead.

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