Thursday, September 27, 2018

Human Rights Defender Franklin Mowha Missing For Two Months Now

The where about of the Frontline Fighters for Citizen Interest (FFCI), Franklin Mowha is unknown.


Monday, August 6, 2018, Franklin Mowha leaves the hotel Azim, located in the commune of Kumba. He had arrived four days earlier for a field mission: to document cases of human rights violations in connection with the socio-political crisis in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon.

On August 6, 2018, Franklin Mowha communicates with his wife and colleagues over the phone. Then, nothing ... His phone rings in the void until August 14, when the phone stops ringing. On 4 September, his family and the FFCI association filed a complaint with the public prosecutor at the Kumba District Court for the disappearance of Franklin Mowha.

This human rights defender, a member of the REDHAC network (with whom ACAT-France regularly works), is well known to local and national authorities.

He has been repeatedly arrested and detained for short periods in recent years. It has been and continues to be the subject of several complaints. Since June 2018, he felt threatened.