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Friday, November 2, 2018

Journalist Michel KALABASSOU arrested in Yagoua

Michel KALABASSOU the Publishing Director of the newspaper "Aigle du Sahel" is currently kept in custody at the YAGOUA police station in the Far North Region. The information was confirmed by a friend of the journalist this Friday at the CameroonWeb editorial office.

According to our preliminary information, the Director of Publication of "Aigle du Sahel" is accused of defamation following a series of complaints from the chief of security of the Company of expansion and modernization of rice cultivation of Yagoua (Semry).

"The first complaint was recorded in September and the second yesterday [Thursday, Ed]. Now I'm being kept waiting for someone to take me to the prosecutor's office, "he wrote in a message sent to his family.

Note that in recent weeks, several Cameroonian journalists have been arrested or convoked. This Friday, it is the journalist of Equinoxe TV and radio, MIMI MEFO who is expected at the gendarmerie du Littoral in Douala "for business concerning".

Update shortly...