[Cameroon] American professor that criticized the government has been releasedFrom: email@example.com
The Dictator's Handbook
Dec 27 2017 17:55:44
YAOUNDE, Cameroon — A judge has ordered the release of a New York
literature professor held in the Central African nation of Cameroon
since early December.
Patrice Nganang’s lawyer says the dual US and Cameroonian citizen was
released early Wednesday. Emmanuel Simh says his Cameroonian passport
was taken and that he will be expelled to an unknown destination.
Nganang, a professor at New York’s Stony Brook University, had faced a
Jan. 19 hearing after being detained Dec. 7 while trying to leave his
Nganang has been critical of President Paul Biya, in power since 1982.
The 37-year-old had written an article criticizing how the government
has handled a secessionist movement in some English-speaking areas.
Human rights groups and others had urged his release.